HC Deb 06 May 1943 vol 389 c298
52. Sir W. Smithers

asked the President of the Board of Education the cost to the State in elementary schools per child in 1913 and at the latest date for which figures are available?

Mr. Butler

The cost to the Exchequer per child in average attendance in elementary schools in 1913–14 was £2 3s. 8d. In 1938–39, the latest year for which figures are available, the comparable figure was £7 18s. 8d.