§ Mr. Thorpe
asked the Minister of Education in what circumstances his 228W Department makes a four-year grant in respect of a teachers' training course.
§ Sir E. Boyle
No four-year grants are paid directly by my Department for teacher training. Students taking a three-year degree course followed by training at a university department of education normally receive awards from their local education authority during the degree course and grants from my Department during the year of training. Four colleges in London which are grant-aided by my Department provide a combined degree and professional training course lasting four years; students attending these are assisted partly by the colleges and partly by their local education authorities.