HC Deb 05 March 1928 vol 214 cc808-9
42. Mr. LUNN

asked the President of the Board of Education the total number of boys and girls who left elementary schools in the West Riding of Yorkshire at the age of 14 in each year since 1922?

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

As the reply to this question consists of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the reply:

The following table shows the number of children who left public elementary schools, maintained by the West Riding Authority, during, or at the end of, the term in which they reached the age of 14, for reasons other than further fulltime education:

Year. Boys. Girls. Total.
1923–24 8,444 7,986 16,430
1924–25 8,585 8,077 16,662
1925–26 8,896 8,592 17,488
1926–27 7,804 7,606 15,410
No corresponding particulars are available for years prior to 1923–24.

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