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Primary Education: Teachers

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what steps he is taking to increase the number of people training to be primary school teachers; and if he will make a statement. (169802)

We will be increasing significantly the number of places available for initial teacher training in the primary phase from 2008/09 onwards. This is in response to population census information showing that the number of primary age children will rise in the next few years. Details of the number of places will be available shortly.