§ Mr. Gibb
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many(a) places and (b) entrants for the modern foreign languages Post Graduate Certificate in Education course there were in each year since 1995; and if he will make a statement on the number of teachers trained to teach modern foreign languages at primary school level. 
§ Mr. Miliband
The table shows the number of entrants to Postgraduate Certificate in Education courses in modern languages and the number of places allocated to institutions in England by the Teacher Training Agency since 1995/96.
Places Entrants1 1995/96 1,980 1,722 1996/97 2,128 1,673 1997/98 2,239 1,732 1998/99 2,161 1,606 1999/2000 1,986 1,431 2000/01 1,961 1,610 2001/02 2,006 1,689 2002/03 1,929 1,725 2003/042 2,014 n/a 1 Does not include trainees on the Fast Track scheme and trainees on the Graduate Teacher Programme. 2 The number of entrants to initial teacher training in 2003/04 is not yet available.
No data are available on the numbers of teachers trained to teach modern languages at primary school level who are currently in service.