HC Deb 21 December 1908 vol 198 cc2353-4
MR. ARMITAGE (Leeds, Central)

To ask the President of the Board of Education in what proportions during the year ending 31st July, 1908, was the cost of elementary education met from the Imperial Exchequer and from local rates respectively.

(Answered by Mr. Runciman.) The proportion of the total expenditure during the year ending 31st March, 1907 (the last year for which figures are available) met by Exchequer grants was 53.8 per cent., the remainder being met by local rates and, to the extent of 1.3 per cent., by local receipts from sources, such as endowments, fees, etc.