§ Mr. Miliband
The information is not available in the form requested. Numbers of funded initial teacher training places are set annually by my right hon. Friend for science as a whole. The Teacher Training Agency's annual census of recruitment to initial teacher training also collects only aggregate recruitment data for science.
The table shows the number of entrants to initial teacher training courses in science since 1998/99.77WS
Postgraduate Undergraduate Total 1998/99 2,058 221 2,279 1999/2000 2,149 213 2,362 2000/01 2,219 191 2,410 2001/02 2,444 150 2,594 2002/03 2,568 133 2,701 2003/041 n/a n/a n/a 1 The data shown above excludes trainees on the Fast Track scheme and employment based teacher training.