13 and 17. Dr. V. DAVIES
asked the President of the Boarl of Education (1), the expenditure on old school buildings during the last three years for which statistics are available to bring them to a condition suitable for modern requirements, the amount paid locally and nationally for this purpose, and the number of schools so treated; (2), the expenditure on new school buildings during the last three years for which statistics are available, the amount paid locally and nationally towards this expenditure, and the average cost per place provided for scholars?
Duchess of ATHOLL
My right hon. Friend is afraid that the returns made to the Board by the Local Authorities do not enable him to give a complete 1882 answer to these questions, but he will send my hon. Friend such information as can be derived from an analysis of the returns.