HC Deb 28 June 1900 vol 84 cc1338-9
MR. SPICER (Monmouth Boroughs)

I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board if he can say whether the expenditure of —12,000 by the Marylebone Guardians on the Southall Schools has provided for an increased number of children, and to what extent this expenditure will increase the cost per head per child.


Of the —12,000, —3,650 is for the provision of receiving homes, which do not form part of the school at all, although they are built on a site adjoining that of the school. These homes will provide accommodation for thirty-six boys and girls, with overflow dormitories for infants. The remaining expenditure (namely, —8,350) is for the erection of a new infirmary at the school, find the conversion of the old infirmary into class-rooms. This will not provide for an increased number of children. I am not able to give a precise answer to the last part of the question of the hon. Member. But the charge for interest and repayment of principal on a loan of —8,350 is about —438 per annum, and as the number of children in the school is 390 this amount is equal to a little over 5d. per head per week.