HC Deb 21 December 1906 vol 167 c1857
SIR HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)

To ask the President of the Board of Education if he can inform the House how many pupils were in the public elementary schools of England on 1st January, 1906, whose parents were classified as belonging to the Church of England, how many to Nonconformist Protestant beliefs, how many to the Church of Rome, to the Hebrew faith, and how many to any other denomination.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) A religious census does not exist in this country, nor has any system been inaugurated requiring parents to state to what church or denomination they belong when sending their children to public elementary schools. I have, therefore, no information upon the point asked in the Question.