Mr. Jim Callaghan
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many students are at present in teacher training colleges; and how this figure compares with each of the three preceding years.
§ Dr. Boyson
Provisonal figures indicate that there were about 35,000 enrolments on full-time and sandwich initial teacher training courses in England and Wales at November 1980. The comparable figures for the three preceding years were:
1977 67,600 1978 50,300 1979 41,200