§ 109. Mr. TREVELYAN
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will give the figures of the size of the teaching staff in Bromley, Kent, which he has told the authority are comparatively high?
Duchess of ATHOLL
A relatively high standard of staffing, and, therefore, of cost, is the result of a number of factors which it is hardly possible to explain within the limits of an answer to a question. I may, however, say that of the English authorities paying Scale IV of the Burnham Scales, 22 show a lower figure than Bromley for the cost per child of teachers' salaries calculated upon the authority's estimate of their salary expenditure in 1925–26, and only five show a higher figure.