HC Deb 08 April 1930 vol 237 c1982W

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the amount paid by the local education authorities during the last financial year for the provision of free books under their bursary schemes?


The amount paid by education authorities under their bursary schemes in 1928–29 to pupils attending advanced divisions and secondary schools is estimated to have included £7,200 towards the cost of school books. This figure does not include the cost of similar provision for students attending universities, training colleges, and central institutions, or expenditure on free books in connection with the general provision of free education in their areas.