§ Sir J. POWER
asked the President of the Board of Education the estimated 551W anticipated number of pupils entering and leaving school during the present year for the public elementary and secondary schools, respectively?
§ Lord E. PERCY
I cannot give a reliable estimate of the numbers of pupils entering and leaving public elementary and secondary schools during the current year. My hon. Friend will, however, find some relevant information as regards elementary schools on pages 15 to 18 of the Memorandum on the Board's Estimates, 1926, a copy of which I am sending him; and I may add that the number of children who left elementary schools in 1925–26 was 710,058. As regards secondary schools on the grant list, the numbers of pupils entering and leaving during the course of the school year ended July last were 86,908 and 78,209, respectively.