§ Mr. GEORGE ROBERTS
asked the right hon. Gentleman if he can state the amount of industrial and reformatory schools fees collected last year in the city of Liverpool, together with the cost of collecting the same, and the amount of arrears outstanding against individuals?
§ Mr. GLADSTONE
The amount of parental contributions towards the cost of maintenance of youthful offenders and children in reformatory and industrial schools collected in the city of Liverpool in 1908 was £2,157; and the amount spent in connection with the collection of these contributions was £315. The amount of arrears outstanding against individuals could not be 'stated without a detailed examination of the numerous cases, which would involve the expenditure of considerable time and labour.