HC Deb 19 July 1916 vol 84 cc1037-8W

asked the President of the Board of Education if he will indicate by name the nineteen areas in England in which no instruction in domestic subjects is given, and the fifty-seven areas in which no handicraft instruction is given?


The figures given in paragraph 68 of the Board's Report for 1914–15 were based on the information available at the time of the preparation of the Report, and require revision in the light of information subsequently available.

The nineteen areas where no instruction in Domestic subjects was given (according to the information available when the Report was prepared) are as follows:

Scilly, Isles of Bridlington
Lines. (Holland) Clitheroe
Aldershot Congleton
Edmonton Faversham
Oldbury Hartlepool
Swinton and Pendlebury Haslingden
Berwick Middleton
Bexhill Mossley
Beverley Penzance (but see below).

Later information shows that instruction in Domestic subjects was given in Penzance during 1914–15. In addition, the Borough of Bexhill has since commenced instruction in Cookery.

The fifty-seven areas where no instruction in Handicraft (including Light Wood-work) was given during 1914–15 are as follows:

Lines. (Holland) Grantham
*Northumberland Gravesend
Peterborough, Soke of Hartlepool
Rutland Haslingden
Sussex, East Hereford Borough
Scilly, Isles of Leigh
Wight, Isle of Lewes
Dewsbury *Mansfield
Bexhill Middleton
Chelmsford Mossley
Chepping Wycombe Newport Borough
Newcastle-under-Lyme Penzance
New Windsor Ryde
Yeovil *Sutton Coldfield
Berwick-on-Tweed Wallsend
Beverley Tottenham
Boston Twickenham
Bridlington Aldershot
Chesterfield Blyth
Clitheroe Cannock
Congleton Chadderton
Deal Edmonton
Doncaster Hindley
Dover Oldbury
Dukinfield Swinton and Pendlebury
Durham Borough
East Retford Tipton
Faversham Wolstanton United

The areas marked * have since commenced instruction in Handicraft or Light Woodwork.