§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many departments of religious education in colleges of education in England and Wales there were in 1971, 1974 and 1977; and what is the expected number of departments of religious education in 1981.
§ Mr. Oakes
The figures give the number of colleges and polytechnic departments of education in England and Wales which offered non-graduate main courses of initial training in religious education in the two earlier academic years shown and plan to offer them in the two later years:
1971–l72 … … 128 1974–75 … … 128 1977–78 … … 82 1981–82 (provisional) … … 63