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Colleges Of Education

Volume 894: debated on Friday 27 June 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what plans he has to utilise the premises and facilities made vacant as a result of the proposed reduction in teacher training.

It is one of the purposes of the current reorganisation of higher education in the non-university sector to ensure that, so far as possible, all college of education places no longer required for teacher training remain in use for other educational purposes, and preferably for higher education. Where decisions have already been taken under my Depart-

AnsteyCity of NewcastleNewland Park
BedfordCity of SheffieldNorthampton
Bedford PEDartfordNottingham
Bishop GrossetesteDidsburyPortsmouth
Bishop LonsdaleDoncasterPoulton le Fylde
BordesleyGipsy HillPutteridge Bury
Borough RoadGlamorganScawsby
BrightonI. M. MarshShenstone
CaerleonJames GrahamSidney Webb
CartrefleKingston upon HullSunderland
ChorleyMargaret McMillanTotley-Thornbridge
City of BirminghamMaria GreyTrent Park
City of Leeds & Carnegie
I have so far also approved proposals to amalgamate the following 18
CreweEastbourneRachel McMillan
Newton ParkElizabeth CaskellSt. John's, York
C. F. MottManchester DaySt. Hilds
Ethel WormaldMatherThe Venerable Bede
With the exception of the new institution to be formed by the amalgamation of Putteridge Bury with Luton College of Technology it has been agreed that all the resultant amalgamated institutions should continue to be concerned with initial teacher training.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list those colleges of education which are to be closed as a result of the decision to reduce teacher training announced on 20th March.

I have nothing to add at present to the reply given on 10th June to a similar Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Rother Valley (Mr. Hardy).— [Vol. 893, c. 117.]

ment's Circular 7/73 it is primarily for the institutions themselves and for their maintaining authorities or voluntary providing bodies to consider in detail how this objective can best be achieved.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list those colleges of education which are to be amalgamated with other colleges of higher and further education and in which cases teacher training is to be maintained in the resultant amalgamated college.

I have so far approved proposals to amalgamate the following 37 colleges of education with polytechnics or with other further education establishments:colleges of education with one another, as shown: