§ 29. Mr. EDE
asked the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been called to the recent discussion at the Urban District Councils Association's Conference on the inadequate supervision of private schools; and what action, if any, he proposes to take to strengthen the law dealing with such schools?
My attention has been called to the proceedings of the conference. As regards the second part of the question, I can add nothing to the answer I gave to the hon. Member on 11th December last.
The average cost to public funds of education in elementary schools in England and Wales in 1936 is estimated to be £14 14s. 8d. per child. I regret that, so far as France is concerned, I have no information which would enable me to state a comparable figure, because, among other things, no
|The following Table shows the number of children submitted to routine medical inspection in the elementary and secondary schools and junior instruction centres maintained by the Monmouthshire Local education Authority during the year 1935, together with the numbers and percentages found to have slightly subnormal nutrition, or to be suffering from definite malnutrition:|
|Type of School.||Total number of inspections.||Slightly subnormal nutrition.||Percentage.||Badnutrition||Percentage.|
|Junior Instruction Centres||611||104||17.0||18||2.9|