HC Deb 03 May 1923 vol 163 cc1595-6
41. Mr. BECKER

asked the President of the Board of Education how many children attended free elementary schools, and the numbers of teachers employed in these schools, at 31st March, 1914 and 1922, respectively?


As the reply contains a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following are the figures referred to:

England and Wales.

Public elementary schools (including schools recognised under Section 25 of the Education Act, 1921, formerly Section 15 of the Education Act, 1902):

Total number on the Registers. Total numbeer of teachers (all grades).
1913–14 6,047,503 169,561
1921–22 5,820,422 178,128

In 1913–14 there were 143,296 fee-paying pupils (included in the figure above), while in 1921–22 no fees were charged.

It would not be possible for me without disproportionate labour to state separately the number of teachers employed in fee-paying public elementary schools in 1913–14.