§ 48. Mr. Ashton
asked the Secretary of Stale for Education and Science how many applications were received from students for places in teacher training colleges last year; and how many places were available
§ Mr. Dunn
The total number of applications received by the Clearing House Registry and the Graduate Teacher Training Registry for entry in September 1984 to courses of initial teacher training in England and Wales was 33,296. This figure excludes applications for entry to undergraduate courses of initial teacher training in universities, which are made through the Universities' Central Council on Admission, and for which figures are not collected separately. The target number of intakes for initial teacher training courses for 1984–85 was 16,735, including 500 intakes to undergraduate courses in universities.