§ 32. Mr. BURGESS
asked the President of the Board of Education the number of boys who attended the technical schools in England and Wales in 1914 and 1922, respectively; and the number of technical teachers employed in the schools during those years?
The nearest figures I can give are for the school year which ended on the 31st July, 1913, and on the 31st July, 1921. In the year which ended on the 31st July, 1913, the total number of boys and young men under 18 who attended during the day or evening at technical, art or continuation schools in England and Wales was 273,212. The corresponding figure for the year which ended on the 31st July, 1921, was 286,460. Not less than 40,000 persons are engaged in the teaching given in such schools, but the great majority of these are part-time teachers. On the 31st March, 1921, 3,384 teachers were in receipt of full-time salaries as technical school teachers. In 1912–13 the corresponding number was estimated at 2,000.