HC Deb 24 February 1927 vol 202 cc1904-5
38. Mr. R. YOUNG

asked the President of the Board of Education what was the annual expenditure incurred during the past three years for the medical inspection of children attending the London County Council schools; whether that expenditure covered the provision of towels for the use of the scholars; and whether he can say how many towels were provided, and for what number of children?


The net expenditure on the medical inspection and treatment of children attending public elementary schools under the London County Council was as follows:

1924–25 181,100
1925–26 195,390
1926–27 (estimated) 201,555
So far as I am aware, these figures do not include expenditure on the provision of towels for the children's use. Towels are, of course, supplied as part of the ordinary equipment of public elementary schools.