§ Mrs. Ann Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Education how many responses have been received to his draft circular on the initial training of primary school teachers issued on 9 June; how many of those responses were unfavourable; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Robin Squire
The consultation period on my right hon. Friend's draft circular on the initial training of primary teachers lasts until the end of July. We will consider the responses carefully before making announcements. We plan to issue the circular in its final form in the early autumn.