HC Deb 17 March 1938 vol 333 cc586-7
53 Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education (1) the amount a 1d. rate produces per child in schools in Stoke-on-Trent, Brighton, Blackpool, Bournemouth, Hastings and Eastbourne, respectively;

(2) the amount per child in education charged to rates in Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham, Brighton, Bournemouth, Eastbourne and Hastings, respectively; and

(3) the net expenditure per child in education on the average in the country; and what is the amount in Stoke-on-Trent, Birmingham, Hastings and Eastbourne, respectively?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education (Mr. Kenneth Lindsay)

As the answers to these questions contain a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate them in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following are the answers:

The product of a 1d. rate per child in average attendance at public elementary schools in each of the areas in question for the year 1936–37 is:

s. d.
Stoke-on-Trent 2 4
Brighton 10 0
Blackpool 12 7
Bournemouth 16 5
Hastings 10 1
Eastbourne 16 3

The estimated net cost falling on the rates per child in average attendance in public elementary schools for 1936–37, in the areas in question, is as follows:

£ s. d.
Stoke-on-Trent 5 2 10
Birmingham 7 18 1
Brighton 10 1 2
Bournemouth 10 10 11
Eastbourne 11 8 2
Hastings 9 10 3

The net expenditure on elementary education per child in average attendance for the year 1936–37 in the areas in question is:

£ s. d.
Stoke-on-Trent 12 10 2
Birmingham 15 8 6
Hastings 15 14 10
Eastbourne 15 9 5

The average for England and Wales is £15 4s. 5d.