§ Mr. LOUGH
asked the President of the Board of Education if he will state for the years 1901–2 and 1913–14, respectively, the following particulars of the cost of education throughout England and Wales: expenditure from Parliamentary Grants on public elementary schools; expenditure from rates on public elementary schools; expenditure from Parliamentary Grants on secondary education; expenditure from rates on secondary education; amount of Grants or interest on loans paid for building schools through the Board of Education; amount of Grants or interest on loans paid for building schools by the local education authority; cost of administration and other expenditure of the Board of Education; cost of administration by school boards and local education authorities; and the total expenditure of272W
the Board of Education and the total expenditure of the local education authorities, respectively?
§ Mr. J. A. PEASE
The Board are not yet in possession of statistics relating to expenditure by local authorities in 1913–14 upon the purposes to which the question refers. I may, however, refer the hon. Member to pages 17, 25 to 27, and 32–33 of the Final Report of the Departmental Committee on Local Taxation [Cd. 3315], which gives a number of figures relating to education in a convenient form; to the Return to an Order of this House, dated 7th April, 1913 (No. 115); and also to the answer which my right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer gave to the hon. Member for East Northamptonshire on 20th March, 1914.