HC Deb 05 July 1932 vol 268 cc236-7
42. Mr. COWAN

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education the amount of Treasury grant specifically devoted to the purposes of adult education in England and Wales during each of the last three years?


The specific grants paid by the Board of Education under their Adult Education Regulations during the last three years were as follow:

1929–30 54,610
1930–31 60,453
1931–32 68,404

Courses in adult education are also conducted by a number of local education authorities as part of their provision for further education, and the expenditure thereon attracts Exchequer grant at the rate of 50 per cent., but the cost of such courses cannot be stated separately from the rest of the authorities' expenditure on further education.