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Religious Education

Volume 24: debated on Monday 17 May 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will ascertain the percentage of students attending voluntary Church of England and Roman Catholic colleges of education who were following courses leading to a teaching qualification in religious education at convenient intervals in the last 20 years; and if he will make a statement.

The figures below indicate the percentage of teacher training students in various types of institution in England and Wales who were enrolled on courses in religious education as at November 1980.

per cent.
(a) Voluntary colleges
Church of England9
Roman Catholic13
(b) Other colleges3
* Including those of mixed religious denomination.
Compilation of comparable figures for earlier years would involve disproportionate cost and prior to 1967 the information was not collected.