HC Deb 15 January 1913 vol 46 cc2093-4W

asked the President of the Board of Education what is the average rate of aid Grant in England per scholar for administrative counties, county boroughs, and for London, respectively; and why this Grant has been so arranged that London must receive a greatly diminished sum per child compared with the rest of England?


The average rate of aid Grant per scholar for England is:—

In administrative counties 9s. 4d.
In county boroughs 9s. 6d.
In London 7s. 4½d.
The variation in the rate of Grant per scholar in different authorities is due to the provisions of Section 10 of the Education Act, 1902, in which the rate at which the Grant is to be paid is laid down.