HC Deb 07 February 1929 vol 224 cc1952-3W

asked the President of the Board of Education what estimate has been made as to the number of scholars leaving school in and around London during each of the seven years 1928 to 1934?


The only figures on which such an estimate, as the hon. Member asks for, could be based are the ages of the children in public elementary schools in 1927 in each education area concerned, as given in "List 45,"a copy of which I am sending the hon. Member. Such an estimate would, however, be complicated by the large movements of population which are resulting from housing developments as well as by other factors. The general trend of statistics of child population is set forth in the memorandum prepared by the Government Actuary on future numbers of children in elementary schools, a copy of which I am also sending the hon. Member.