HC Deb 20 April 1915 vol 71 cc195-6
107. Mr. KING

asked the President of the Board of Education how many schools are maintained by county councils (outside London) in which gardening is taught; how many boys attend these schools; and how many receive instruction in gardening?


The number of schools maintained by county councils outside London in which gardening is taught is 2,799. To ascertain the exact number of boys attending these schools would involve an expenditure of time and labour which, in present circumstances, would not appear to be justified. The number of boys, however, being over eleven years of age, who are eligible for instruction in gardening in these schools is roughly estimated to be between 60,000 and 65,000, of whom 46,866 are actually receiving such instruction.