HC Deb 24 July 1929 vol 230 cc1331-2W

asked the President of the Board of Education what was the total amount spent during the last financial year in maintenance allowance for children in secondary and central schools in England and Wales; and what proportion came from the rates and taxes, respectively?


The total amount spent during the financial year 1927–28 (the latest year for which particulars are available) on maintenance allowances in secondary schools was £512, 898, and in public elementary schools £39,677. Separate returns are not made for central schools, which are classed under the general heading of public elementary schools. The expenditure was borne in approximately equal proportions by rates and taxes.