HC Deb 28 April 1926 vol 194 c2030
68 and 69. Mr. STEPHEN

asked the Secretary for Scotland (1) the number of elementary teachers in Scotland and the number of secondary teachers, and the cost of salaries in each case, and the number of children receiving elementary and secondary education, respectively;

(2) the estimated cost per child, and the estimated teacher cost per child, in elementary and secondary schools, respectively, in Scotland?


In Scotland the relations between primary education and secondary education are so close and intimate that it will be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to arrive at figures which would not be purely arbitrary and therefore misleading in one direction or the other. I will, however, see what can be done and will communicate the result to the hon. Member as soon as possible.


Would the right hon. Gentleman use his best endeavours to get me the estimated cost per child and the estimated cost per teacher as soon as possible, and let me have the information?


Yes, Sir; I am making what inquiries I can, but it may be extremely difficult to procure these figures.