HC Deb 12 March 1925 vol 181 cc1490-1
42. Mr. HARRIS

asked the President of the Board of Education what is the number of voluntary day continuation schools working in accordance with the Board's Regulations in London, in county boroughs, in boroughs, in urban districts, and in administrative counties other than London, respectively; what is the number of boys and of girls in average attendance, respectively; and how many of the girls receive at least two hours' instruction weekly in domestic subjects?


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

The answer is as follows:

The number of voluntary day continuation schools recognised as such by the Board of Education for the school year 1923–24, and the number of students who attended at any time during the year are shown in the following table. These figures do not include day classes at technical institutes and other similar institutions.

The particular circumstances. of this type of education preclude the compilation of figures of average attendance.

I have not the information asked for in the last part of the question, but it may be of interest to the hon. Member to learn that 36 of the 74 schools were attended by girls, and that in 27 of the schools instruction in domestic subjects was provided.