HC Deb 21 January 1981 vol 997 c155W
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