§ 42. Mr. DAGGAR
asked the President of the Board of Education if he will give figures showing at the latest convenient date the number of play centres conducted respectively by local education authorities, voluntary assistance, and jointly, and the average attendance in each centre?
§ Sir D. MACLEAN
During the year ending on the 31st March, 1931, 186 recognised evening play centres were conducted by local education authorities and 122 by voluntary bodies. No centres were conducted jointly, but nearly all the voluntary centres received assistance in some form from the local education authority. The total average attendance was about 70,000, and I am sending the hon. Member a list showing the average attendance for each local education authority and voluntary body which provides centres.