HC Deb 06 August 1907 vol 179 c1836

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education whether he will consider if it is practicable to publish the statistics of the Board of Education in three separate volumes for public elementary, secondary, and technical schools, respectively, instead of in one large volume, as last year, so that the statistics for each class of schools may be more cheaply obtained by the teachers interested in them.


The statistics relating to the various branches of the Board's work were recently brought together in one volume, both for convenience of reference and also to emphasise the essential unity of all branches of education, and I am inclined to think that, at present at any rate, the balance of advantage is in favour of this system; but, apart from the merits of my hon. friend's suggestion, it is hardly feasible to publish the statistics of the Board in the three separate volumes suggested by him, because, amongst other reasons, the education given in the institutions with which the Board are concerned does not, in some cases, fall entirely within any one of the three heads named.