HC Deb 26 June 1930 vol 240 cc1331-2
39. Duchess of ATHOLL

asked the President of the Board of Education the total additional expenditure on elementary education contemplated by the 201 local education authorities who have sent in their complete programmes for the years 1930 to 1931; and the total capital or loan-charge expenditure contemplated by their programmes on the provision or improvement of elementary school accommodation for purposes of reorganisation?


I assume that the Noble Lady refers to the programmes for the three years 1930–33. I am having a table prepared on the basis of the programmes which have already been received, and shall be glad to send it to the Noble Lady as soon as it is available. I am afraid it will not be practicable to analyse the expenditure incurred on educational developments and improvements in such a way as to show what proportion is attributable to reorganisation.

40. Duchess of ATHOLL

asked the President of the Board of Education whether his estimate of £2,500,000 as the cost of schooling the new age group of children over 14 includes a share of the total cost of reorganisation proportionate to the number of these children and to their special needs; and, if not, whether he will state the cost of such a proportionate share?


The estimate of £2,500,000 includes provision for the accommodation and equipment suitable for older children but, subject to this, it is not possible to relate this estimate to the total cost of reorganisation.

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