50. Lieut.-Colonel MOORE
asked the President of the Board of Education the cost per head of educating a child at the present time in Scotland, England, Wales, Germany, France and Italy?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of EDUCATION (Sir Kingsley Wood)
The expenditure on elementary education from central and 801 local public funds in England and Wales, for the year 1929–30, amounted to £12 15s. 6d. per child in average attendance. My right hon. Friend regrets that he is unable to give comparable figures for France, Italy or Germany; but, he is sending the hon. Member such information as he possesses in regard to the expenditure on elementary education in those countries. As regards Scotland, I would refer the hon. Member to the Secretary of State for Scotland.
§ Sir K. WOOD
Perhaps the hon. Member will put a question down for Thursday and see if he gets a reply.