§ Sir G. HURST
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether he will give separately for each of the local authorities that have exercised powers under Section 46 of the Education Act, 1921, the total number of children between the ages of 14 and 15 in their respective areas, and the number of such children who are in attendance at secondary schools?
§ Mr. RAMSBOTHAM
I regret that I am unable to give the total number of children between the ages of 14 and 15 in the areas in question, but for the year ended the 31st March, 1934, the number of pupils aged 14 and under 15 in Public Elementary Schools and in Secondary Schools respectively was:
Number of pupils aged 14 and under 15 in
P.E. Sec. Schools. Schools. Cornwall 1,879 679 East Suffolk 1,476 324 Bath 326 158 Plymouth 1,594 568 Caernarvonshire 433 776
In the case of Chesterfield, which is not an Authority for Higher Education, it is impossible to give the number of children in Secondary Schools, but the number of children aged 14 and under 15 in Public Elementary Schools was 515. Since the 31st March, 1934, five other authorities have exercised their powers under Section 46 of the Education Act, 1921, but comparable statistics are not yet available for these areas.