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Education (Strathclyde)

Volume 982: debated on Tuesday 15 April 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what percentage of Scotland's school population is attending (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in the Strathclyde region; what percentage of Scotland's teachers is employed in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in Strathclyde region; and what is the percentage of students in Scottish colleges of education, both primary and secondary intake, within the Strathclyde region.

The information requested is as follows:mathematics in each of the last three years are as follows:

SessionNo. of students
1977–78185
1978–79147*
1979–80156
*includes 18 students admitted to additional mid-session courses of secondary training at Hamilton and Notre Dame colleges starting in February 1979.
The colleges of education have been asked, in allocating places for the 1980–81 session, to give highest priority to qualified applicants for training in mathematics and certain other shortage subjects. This means that in practice all suitable applicants in mathematics are likely to be admitted.