§ SIR HENRY WILMOT
asked the Vice President of the Council, If the answer he is reported to have given to a deputation from the Council of the "General Association of Church School Managers and Teachers," on 23rd April,that the cost per head to the taxpayer for the year ending 31st March, 1873, on an average attendance of 1,399,919 children was 12s. l¼d., but that for the year ending 31st August, 1870, it was only 9s. 9d. per head,is correct; and, if so, if he will state the average attendance for the year ending 31st August, 1870, on which the above calculation was based?
§ MR. W. E. FORSTER,
in reply, said, the report was substantially though not strictly accurate. What he ought to have stated was that the average cost per child in the last year of the old Code amounted to 9s. 10d., and in the first year of the new Code to 12s. 2d.; and the 9s. 10d. was calculated upon an average attendance of 1,196,257. These were the estimates; and the actual sums paid were—for the year ending the 31st of March, 1871, at the rate of 9s. 11¼d.; and for the year ending March 31st, 1873, at the rate of 11s. 11d.