§ 24. Mr. Harry Barnes
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many representations he has received in the current year concerning the funding of in-service teacher training.
§ Mr. Fallon
The Department receives many letters and other representations about in-service teacher training generally. This year we have had around 40 letters which have raised funding issues. These are in addition to the bids which LEAs have submitted for support for training under next year's grants for education support and training programme.