§ MR. HOYLE (Lancashire, S.E., Heywood)
asked the First Lord of the Treasury, If the Government have any objection to lay upon the Table of the House a Return showing the number of scholars on the register of all inspected schools in England and Wales, the average attendance, the numbers under and over 14 years, and the average age at which scholars left school in each year from 1874 to 1887, both inclusive; and the statistics of juvenile and adult crime in England and Wales in each year of the same period?
§ THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)
I must refer the hon. Member to the Returns published annually by the Education Department for the information he wants in regard to schools. There would be great difficulty in giving any reliable figures in regard to the duration of school life. With regard to juvenile crime, I think the hon. Member will find the information required at page 23 of the 30th Report on Reformatory and Industrial Schools.