asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what is the present number of applications for places at Craigie College of Education, Ayr, on teacher training courses starting in 1978; and how many applicants he proposes to allow the college to accept.
I understand that Craigie College of Education has received about 185 applications. The overall quota laid down by my right hon. Friend for intake to courses starting at the college in session 1978–79 is 60.
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he will give an undertaking that all suitably qualified applicants for places at Craigie College of Education in 1978, who are resident within the south-west Scotland area will be allowed to go there rather than to other colleges far away from their homes.
No. My right hon. Friend has confirmed the quotas which were proposed for Craigie College of Education in his reply of 18th May to my hon. Friend the Member for Glasgow, Pollok (Mr. White)—[Vol. 950, c. 238–240]. The selection of students within those quotas is a matter for the college.