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Colleges Of Education

Volume 927: debated on Tuesday 1 March 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what studies have been undertaken to determine the appropriate intake to denominational colleges of education in Scotland over the next few years.

Decisions about the intake of students to individual colleges of education must await the outcome of consultations on my right hon. Friend's proposals for teacher training from 1977 onwards.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what restrictions exist with regard to the future use of the buildings which presently form Craiglockhart College of Education, if that college were to close.

Part of the buildings is owned by the Society of the Sacred Heart and part by the governing body of the college. The future use of that part of the buildings owned by the society would be a matter for the society. The governing body will no doubt advise me about any restrictions on possible future use of its buildings.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will have discussions with the trustees of the Society of the Sacred Heart with regard to the future of Craiglockhart College of Education.

I shall consider sympathetically any request for discussions which the trustees may make.

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will pay an official visit to Craiglockhart College of Education before deciding on its future.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Edinburgh, West (Lord James Douglas-Hamilton) yesterday.—[Vol. 927, c. 4–5]

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will make calculations of the likely college of education population in future years on the basis, not merely of global predictions, but broken down into figures for individual colleges.

I refer the hon. Member to my reply of 3rd February to the hon. Member for Edinburgh, West (Lord James Douglas-Hamilton).—[Vol. 925, c. 288–9.]