HC Deb 26 July 1933 vol 280 c2584
41. Mr. TINKER

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education if he will give the figures for each of the last five years of the persons who have sat for the Board of Education's examination in drawing and the subjects that come under this head, and the number who have been successful?

Mr. WOMERSLEY (Lord of the Treasury)

As the answer includes a number of figures it is proposed, with the hon. Member's permission, to circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.


Can the hon. Gentleman say whether the progress in recent years has been more successful?


The hon. Member will receive a copy of the answer this afternoon, and, if he will await the figures, he will find that it is a little more favourable.

Following is the answer:

The number of candidates who sat for the Board's drawing examination and the number who passed during each of the last five years are as follows:

Year. Candidates. Passed.
1929 344 199
1930 412 258
1931 453 290
1932 489 280
1933 476 275

The examination covers architectural drawing, anatomy, perspective, drawing from memory, and knowledge, drawing from the antique and drawing from life.