§ Sir PHILIP MAGNUS
asked the President of the Board of Education the total 1398W amount of Grants in the years ending July, 1911 and 1912, respectively, made by the Board to secondary schools; the total cost to local education authorities; and the total cost of the maintenance of such State-aided schools for the same period?
§ Mr. J. A. PEASE
The Grants paid by the Board for Secondary Schools within the periods named were £646,760 and £656,620, respectively. Each of these sums represents Grants paid in respect of the previous school year. With reference to the second part of the question, I cannot give the figures for the periods named, but the expenditure by local education authorities, excluding loan charges and contributions by one authority to another, for the year ending the 31st March, 1911, was £1,265,941. The figures for the last year are not yet available. We have no complete returns on a uniform basis to show the expenditure incurred in the maintenance of secondary schools not maintained by the local authorities.