§ Mr. J. A. PEASE
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.