HC Deb 17 December 1925 vol 189 c1639W

asked the President of the Board of Education, what was the amount paid for education in England by the State in each of the years 1919 to 1925?


The expenditure of the Board of Education on education in England and Wales for the years in question was:

1919–20 32,711,000
1920–21 5,440,000
1921–22 47,853,000
1922–23 41,731,000
1923–24 40,633,000
1924–25 40,779,000

These figures must, of course, not be taken as representing the giants paid to local education authorities, as to which I would refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to my hon. and gallant Friend the Member for Bosworth (Captain Gee) on the 3rd December, a copy of which I am sending him. The higher figures include, inter alia, large sums in respect of special post-War services.