HC Deb 29 May 1911 vol 26 c696

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?


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.
£ £
1906–7 65,347 39,834
1907–8 53,218 59,501
1908–9 55,782 50,692
1909–10 35,438 47,205

Information to the year 1910–11 is not yet available.