HC Deb 03 December 1908 vol 197 cc1628-9
MR. JAMES HOPE (Sheffield, Central)

To ask the President of the Board of Education whether he can state what was the average sum per child spent by local education authorities on administration and loan charges during the year ending 31st March, 1907, in London, the county boroughs, London and the county boroughs taken together, and throughout the country.

(Answered by Mr. Runciman.)—

of Education whether he has received representations from local authorities drawing his attention to the expense of medical inspection provided for by the Education (Administrative Provisions) Act of last year; and whether any further assistance is to be provided from the Exchequer so as to enable this inspection to be carried on efficiently.

(Answered by Mr. Runciman.) I have already stated that there is, in my opinion, the strongest objection to giving special grants for specific purposes in connection with elementary education, but under the financial proposals in connection with the Bill now before the House local education authorities will receive a large additional grant to assist them in carrying out medical inspection and their other duties in respect of elementary education.