§ Mr. Simpson
To ask the Secretary of State for Education what projects are currently being run by her Department which have the objective of recruiting new teachers. 
§ Mr. Robin Squire
Responsibility for promoting teacher recruitment is now a matter for the Teacher Training Agency. However, the following three projects due to end within this financial year are still being funded by the Department.Manchester university school of biological sciences—taster courses to encourage biochemistry undergraduates into teaching.The Open university—the development of course materials for a distance learning PGCE in music.Bradford and Ilkley community college—compact with local secondary schools to encourage ethnic minorities into teaching.