HC Deb 30 June 1927 vol 208 cc546-7

asked the President of the Board of Education whether, of the total estimated expenditure by the Board of Education and the local education authorities upon higher education, it is possible to separate the amounts spent on secondary education and technical education, respectively; and what was the total expenditure on secondary and technical education, respectively, during each of the five years ending 31st March, 1927?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Lord Eustace Percy)

I will circulate the reply in the OFFICIAL REPORT.


Am I to understand that the figures asked for will be furnished separately?


No. Sir. There are some figures I can furnish separately, and some that I cannot.

Following is the reply:

The expenditure of local authorities under the various headings of higher education is given on page 13 of the Memorandum on the Board's Estimates, 1927 [Cmd. 2885], a copy of which I am sending the hon. Member. The Board's grants are not divided under headings but form one consolidated grant for higher education. In so far as the Board's expenditure consists of grants to local authorities it is included in the expenditure of local authorities. The Board also make grants to non-local education authority bodies in respect of institutions for secondary and technical education. The figures for the last five years have been:

Year ending, 31st March. Non-L.E.A. Secondary Schools. Non-L.E.A. Technical, &c., schools.
£ £
1923 1,278,380 103,366
1924 1,154,812 113,473
1925 1,141,132 110,098
1926 1,140,352 107,570
1927 1,193,024 116,423