§ MR. LAMBERT
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Board of Education what was the total amount of aid grant given to schools in the administrative county of Devon for the latest financial year, and what is the amount of the grant substituted for it in the same area by the Education Act, 1902.
§ THE PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY TO THE BOARD OF EDUCATION (Sir WILLIAM ANSON,) Oxford University
The aid grant given to voluntary schools in the administrative county of Devon for the year ending 31st March, 1903, amounted to £6,637 3s. 11d. The aid grant to necessitous School Boards in this area for the School Board financial year ending September 29th, 1902, amounted to £1,028 1s. 1d.; or a total aid grant of £7,665 5s. The new aid grant, which I may remind the hon. Member is not paid on behalf of the individual schools but in aid of the total expenditure of the council on elementary education, will Amount to about £25,700 for this area.