asked the amount of loans raised and the capital expenditure by the council of the administrative county of Lancashire for the purposes of ordinary elementary schools in each year separately from 1907 to the present time, distinguishing, if possible, between capital expenditure for providing entirely new schools and replacing old schools which have been condemned?
§ Mr. TREVELYAN
I am unable to give precisely the information asked for. The local education authority have not, since the year 1906–7, raised loans for elementary education. Their practice is to make advances to the elementary education account from the county capital fund, the sums so advanced being subsequently repaid. The returns furnished by local education authorities to the Board do not specify the schools on which capital monies are spent. The following are the particulars which have been furnished to the Board:—
|Advances from County Capital Fund to Elementary Education Account.||Capital Expenditure on Public Elementary Schools.|
§ Information to the year 1910–11 is not yet available.