§ 20. Mr. TREVELYAN
asked the President of the Board of Education what is the estimated cost per child in the public elementary schools (leaving out of account all payments in respect of teachers' pensions) for the year 1928–29; and what was the corresponding figure for 1927–28?
Duchess of ATHOLL
My right hon. Friend thinks that an attempt to name a figure for average per capita expenditure in advance would be misleading. 1883 The actual expenditure per child in 1926–27 (the last year for which actual figures are available) was 236s. 8d., and the Board's estimates for 1928–29 are sufficient to provide for a somewhat higher figure.