HC Deb 18 July 1929 vol 230 c616
76. Mr. EDE

asked the President of the Board of Education what was the number of secondary school places per 1,000 of the population in England and Wales; whether, seeing that the proportion of such secondary school places to population deemed appropriate by the Departmental Committee which investigated the subject was 20 per 1,000, he will say what steps he proposes to take to secure that in every area not less than the proportion recommended by the Departmental Committee shall be provided?


The number of pupils in grant-aided secondary schools in England and Wales on 1st October, 1928, was 10 per 1,000 of the population in July, 1928, as estimated by the Registrar-General. If my hon. Friend will ask me a question later in the Session, I may be in a position to make some statement with regard to the development of various types of post-primary education.