§ Mr. KING
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will state the number of children on the registers of the ordinary public elementary day schools for each of the years 1914, 1915, and 1916, at January in each year, respectively, and giving the figures for each 1683W year in the three groups, under six years, six years and under thirteen, thirteen years and over?
§ Mr. A. HENDERSON
The numbers of children on the registers of ordinary public elementary day schools (i.e., excluding institution schools not maintained by local education authorities (see Section 15 of the Education Act, 1902)) in England and Wales on the 31st January in each of 1684W the years in question, arranged in the age groups suggested, are as follows:—
Age. 1914. 1915. 1916. Under 6 908,708 887,578 868,334 6 and under 13 4,641,835 4,690,304 4,691,202 13 and over 473,725 474,708 453,743 Total 6,024,268 6,052,590 6,013,279