HC Deb 04 February 1926 vol 191 cc298-9
29. Mr. COVE

asked the President of the President of the Board of Education the total sums estimated by local education authorities in their provisional October estimates for each of the following years: 1922–23, 1923–24, and 1924–25; the total of the final March estimates of education authorities for each of the same years; and the actual expenditure of authorities for each of the same years?


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.

Following is the reply:

There are no "provisional October estimates." Forecasts are furnished by authorities in November, followed by estimates in April, and revised estimates in October. The figures for the three years in question are:

of Leyton to point out that the standard of staffing, the proportion of certificated teachers, and the proportion of small classes in Leyton are comparatively high, under the new policy of Circular 1371 and Memorandum44 an exceptionally high standard of staffing will be expected to be reduced?


It is for the local authority at the present stage to consider the effect of their standards of staffing upon their estimates of expenditure for the coming year in the light of the particular local circumstances and the considerations outlined in the Memorandum.

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