HC Deb 02 April 1925 vol 182 cc1503-4
62. Colonel DAY

asked the President of the Board of Education the number of rate-aided boarding-schools in agricultural parishes, and where they are situated?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Lord Eustace Percy)

As the reply to this question is rather long, I will, with the hon. and gallant Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

On the 1st October, 1923, there were 36 secondary schools in receipt of rate-aid as well as grants from the Board, which were situated in rural districts and which contained boarders. I could not, without considerable labour and trouble, collect more recent details, but I have no reason to think that the number of such schools has materially altered. The schools are situated as follows: one each in Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hampshire, Herefordshire, Huntingdonshire, Lancashire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire (Lindsey), Northamptonshre, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Wiltshire, and the West Riding of Yorkshire; two each in Devonshire, Dorsetshire, Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire (Holland), Somersetshire, Sussex (West), Westmorland, and Worcestershire; and three each in Kent and Warwickshire.