asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will state the amounts of the Board of Education's expenditure out of the Parliamentary Vote in the year 1902, under the same heads as in Table 117 of the recently published statistics (Cd. 4506) and in the same form?
§ Mr. RUNCIMAN
Owing to the extensive changes in the organisation of public education and in the classification of schools and other grant-earning institutions which have been introduced since the Education Act, 1902, it is not possible to apply to the year 1902–03 the same classification in regard to certain categories of expenditure, such as secondary schools, technical institutions, etc., and the instruction of pupil teachers, as has been adopted in Table 117 of the Statistical Volume for 1906–7–8. But the hon. Member will find a classified statement of expenditure for the year 1902–03 on page 18 of the Board's Report for that year (Cd. 1763 of 1903).