§ 57. Mr. CHORLTON
asked the President of the Board of Education the latest figure relative to the number of students attending at the technical schools in those towns in Lancashire mainly engaged in cotton manufacture?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Ramsbotham)
The total number of students in attendance during the year ended 31st July, 1934, at technical and similar schools in those towns in Lancashire mainly engaged in cotton manufacture, was 85,452., of whom 2,791 were full-time students and 82,661 were part-time students. The towns have been selected on the basis of the industry tables of the census of 1931.
§ Mr. CHORLTON
Can my hon. Friend give the House the figures for an earlier year, to indicate the big drop that has occurred?
§ Mr. CROSSLEY
Is my hon. Friend satisfied that his Department is doing everything in its power to draw the attention of students and young people in these towns to the great shortage of skilled technical workers?