§ Sir C. YATE
asked the President of the Board of Education what is the estimated 1566W cost to the nation of his announcement to local education authorities that he is prepared to consider applications to abolish fees in secondary schools?
§ Mr. TREVELYAN
It is impossible to make any estimate, as I cannot tell how many local education authorities are likely to apply for power to abolish fees. The income derived from fees in existing grant-earning schools is at present about £3,000,000.