HC Deb 13 July 1914 vol 64 cc1515-6W

asked the President of the Board of Education what increase there has been in England and Wales in the Education Rates and Education Grants under the Education Acts of 1902 and 1903; and what percentage of increase there has been in the number of children at school in the period named?


The following figures relate to elementary education only as it is not possible to furnish comparable figures for higher education in the years specified in consequence of the great changes in higher education brought about by the Act of 1902.

Elementary Schools.
Expenditure by School Boards out of Rates. Grants by Board of Education.
1902–3 £6,620,912 £8,938,014
Expenditure by Local Education Authorities out of Rates. Grants by Board of Education.
1911–12 £12,596,715 £11,775,017

Increase in Rates £5,975,803
Increase in Grants £2,837,003

Between the same years the actual average attendance of children of five years of age and over in elementary schools increased by 11.52 per cent., while that of children under five years of age decreased by 41.61 per cent.

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