§ Mr. Peter M. Jackson
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science in how many colleges of education is a course on divinity or religious instruction a required subject on the curriculum.
§ Mr. Edward Short
In no college is a course in divinity or religious education a required subject. The majority of colleges offer such a course and in about a third of the colleges it is taken by all students who do not wish to be excused on grounds of conscience. About 8 per cent. of students opt to take religious education as a main subject.