§ Norman Lamb
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many training places have been allocated in each county in England under the Graduate Teacher Programme in (a) this school year and (b) next school year. 
§ Mr. Miliband
The information is not available in the form requested. The table shows total numbers of Graduate Teacher Programme places awarded in 2001-02 by Government office region and the numbers of places for 2002-03 that have been awarded to date. Figures for 2002-03 do not therefore include approximately 600 places that have still to be allocated.
Number of places Government office region 2001–02 2002–03 London 552 551 South East 555 531 South West 174 212 North West 314 236 North East 99 65 Eastern 745 549 Yorkshire and Humberside 161 131 West Midlands 327 267 East Midlands 289 245 Total 3,216 2,787
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