HC Deb 03 December 1925 vol 188 c2497

asked the President of the Board of Education how many, at present, full-time and part-time tutors, respectively, are engaged in adult education outside universities for which the Board of Education accepts financial responsibility; the number of men and women students receiving tuition from these tutors; and an analysis of the subjects taught; and whether he has any plans for the extension of this work?


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

The reply is as follows:

During the 12 months which ended on the 31st July last, 613 tutors were engaged in local classes recognised by the Board under the Adult Education Regulations. I understand that 20 were staff tutors.

The numbers of students were:

Men 12,861
Women 9,592
Total 22,453

The subjects taught have been analysed as follows:

Number of classes.
1. Economics (including industrial history and geography) 313
2. Literature and language 243
3. History 108
4. Sociology 105
5. Æsthetics (music, art, drama) 99
6. Philosophy 97
7. Natural science 28
8. Other subjects 5

The Board are providing for an increase of 467 classes during the 12 months ending 31st July, 1926. As regards future years, I am at present in consultation with the responsible bodies.