HC Deb 09 March 1922 vol 151 c1502W

asked the President of the Board of Education the amount per head of the population spent out of public funds in the United States, Germany, France, and Great Britain, respectively, and the comparison of expenditure in 1913; and whether, in the foreign countries mentioned, the cost of meals and medical inspection is charged to educational expenditure?


It is impossible for me to answer the first part of the question, which relates to facts largely outside the field of education. As regards the second part of the question, the information at my disposal, which is not all complete or up to date, shows that there is considerable variety of practice, and no general statement can be safely made on the subject. But any information in the possession of the Board's office of special inquiries and reports as to the practice in foreign countries is entirely at the hon. Member's disposal.