HC Deb 29 June 1993 vol 227 cc461-2W
Mr. Steinberg

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what estimate he has made of the cost of his proposed one-year training scheme for primary school teachers; and what is the cost of training primary school teachers on conventional teacher training courses.

Mr. Robin Squire

There is no standard unit of resource figure for primary initial teacher training students. The cost of training any current primary student will vary according to the type and length of course, the institution

Name Kingshurst CTC Solihull Emmanuel College Tyneside Dixons CTC Bradford
Site Kingshurst School site St. John Fisher School site Newby Square, Bradford
LEA Solihull Gateshead Bradford
Opening Dates 1988 1990 1990
Planned number of pupils 1,150 900 980
Total Capital cost £ million 9.71 8.61 9.16
Exchequer contribution £ million 7.60 6.89 7.33
Sponsors' contribution
(i) committed 1 £ million 2.11 1.72 1.83
(ii) confirmed2 £ million 3.07 1.60 2.90
Principal Sponsors Hanson Trust Peter Vardy Dixons plc, Mr. Haking Wong
Contracts awarded to sponsors None Building Contract—Laings Northern None

Name Leigh CTC Dartford Britschool CCTA Croydon Djanogly CTC Nottingham
Site Downs School site Site of Selhurst Tertiary Centre Sherwood Rise, Nottingham
LEA Kent Croydon Nottinghamshire
Opening dates 1990 1991 1989
Planned number of pupils 1,250 720 1,000
Total Capital cost £ million 8.95 10.00 9.75
Exchequer contribution £ million 7.16 8.00 8.20
Sponsors' contribution
(i) committed 1£ million 1.79 2.00 1.56
(ii) confirmed 2 £ million 1.82 2.94 2.04
Principal Sponsors Sir Geoffrey Leigh The British Record Industry Trust Sir Harry Djanogly
Contracts awarded to sponsors None None None

attended and whether or not the student attracts grant from the Higher Education Funding Council for England. The same will be true of the proposed one-year courses.

Mr. Steinberg

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what consultations he has had with parent-teacher associations on his proposal to introduce one-year courses for primary school teachers.

Mr. Robin Squire

My right hon. Friend has circulated his proposals for the reform of primary initial teacher training to the National Confederation of Parent Teacher Associations.