§ Mr. Harry Ewing
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what is the average delay in making payments to former staff of colleges of education receiving214W
schools, he has refused to allow the one year secondary course to continue at Hamilton college of education in session 1981–82.
§ Mr. Alexander Fletcher
My right hon. Friend's decision to close Hamilton college of education does not affect the overall provision for the training of teachers of mathematics and physics. The shortages of teachers in these subjects are due mainly to insufficient applications for training and not to any lack of places in the college system.