§ MR. W. H. SMITH
asked the Vice President of the Council, If it is the fact that the School Board for London 354 has issued precepts requiring contributions from St. George, Hanover Square, £56,251; St. James's, Westminster, £22,368; St. Martin's, £13,802; the Westminster district, £20,474; the Strand district, £14,673; St. Peter's, £80; or a sum in all for Westminster of £127,608, for the financial year 1884–5; and, if he will state what schools are maintained in Westminster by the School Board, how many school places are provided in them, and what has been the average attendance at each school during the past year?
§ MR. MUNDELLA
We have no record in the Education Department of the separate contributions of the various districts or parishes within a School Board district. The London School Board, however, informed me that the sums specified in the Question are practically correct. The Returns of provision and average attendance of the Board schools in Westminster, as supplied by the School Board, show seven schools with accommodation for 4,191 children, with 3,681 in average attendance during last year.