HC Deb 03 May 1928 vol 216 cc1882-3

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. 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.