asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what criteria he used in arriving at his decision to close initial teacher training at North Cheshire college, Warrington; what savings will be made by this decision; and what other courses at North Cheshire college, other than teacher training, will be affected.
I refer the hon. Member to my reply to the hon. Member for Woolwich, East (Mr. Cartwright) on 9 November 1982.—[Vol. 31, c. 118.] The reduction of intakes to initial teacher training will contribute to the planned contraction of higher education expenditure nationally. It is for the college and its maintaining local education authority in the first instance to identify what savings may be secured and which other courses will be affected at the college.