§ 12. Mr. Edmund Harvey
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will give, to the latest convenient date, the number of children of school age in England and Wales in full-time attendance at school, the number attending for part-time only, and the approximate number of those not receiving any regular school education?
§ Mr. Ramsbotham
The latest date for which complete figures are available is 1st April, 1941. On that date, 4,435,539 children, 96.5 per cent., were enrolled for full-time attendance at public elementary schools in England and Wales, 118,726–2.6 percent. —for part-time only, and it was estimated that 40,749— 0.9 percent. —were receiving no instruction.
§ Mr. Harvey
Is the Board taking any special steps with regard to those children who are not receiving any regular school education?