§ MR. C. J. O'DONNELL (Newington, Walworth)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education whether he can state, in shillings, what are the present grants per child made from taxes by his Department and from rates by the local authority to the Catholic school at Rodney Road, Walworth, and what are the similar grants per child to council schools in Walworth, and if he can state what are the annual salaries of the head and assistant teachers in this Catholic school and in the Walworth council schools; and whether he can estimate by how much the salaries of the Walworth Catholic teachers will be reduced if the grant from rates is withdrawn.
§ MR. TREVELYAN
The grants from the Board of Education, in respect of the school named, amount to 38s. per child, and the average grant, in respect of all the council schools in Walworth, amounts to 37s. 8d. per child. I have no information as to the amount spent by the local education authority from sources other than Government grant in respect of the particular school named, or of the council schools in Walworth. The school at Rodney Road is in three departments. The average salary of the head teacher is, I believe, £154 odd, and the average salary of the assistant teachers of various grades is £88 odd; the average salary of the head teachers in the various council schools in Walworth is £241, and of the assistant teachers £122 odd. I have no means of knowing the Answer to the concluding paragraph of the Question.