HC Deb 19 March 1907 vol 171 cc668-9

I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, what proportion of the £5,882,500 annual grants, £2,752,000 grants in lieu of fees, £2,485,000 aid grants to local education authorities (total £11,119,500), in the Estimates of 1907–8 for the Board of Education, will be allocated to schools not provided by, and consequently not under the complete control of, local education authorities.


None of the grants are allocated to particular schools, but are paid to the local authorities in aid of their expenditure on the maintenance of schools. The grants referred to are calculated upon average attendance, and it is impossible to say now what the average attendance in voluntary schools will be during 1907–8, but in the statistical year ended 31st July 1906, it was approximately equivalent to 46 per cent. of the total average attendance in public elementary schools in England and Wales.