§ 53. Mr. SHEPHERD
asked the Home Secretary the cost per head per week of the upkeep of boys and girls in industrial and reformatory schools in the years 1918 and 1926, respectively?
§ Captain HACKING
The average estimated cost for the current financial year is 29s. 6d. The information as regards the actual expenditure for last financial year is not yet available. I regret that I cannot give a comparable figure for 1918–9, as a system of fixed grants was then in force.