§ 12. Mr. CECIL WILSON
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies the number of children of school age and under 15 years of age in Trinidad; what proportion of them are receiving education; and what steps have been taken during recent years to increase the proportion?
§ Mr. AMERY
The number of children of school age and under 15 years in Trinidad was, according to the latest census, that of 1921, 92,308. The number of children on the rolls of Government and Aided Private Schools in 1927 was 61,699. In his Administration Report for the year 1927, the Director of Education has observed that there were 2,286 more children on the roll in that year than in 1926, and that there was an increase in average attendance of 1,586.