Since the type of school accommodation required for children of 369W under 11 years of age differs widely from that required for children over ix years of age, I am giving separate figures for infant and junior schools and for senior schools. The average cost per place as shown by tenders received in January to March of this year, was, in the case of junior and infant schools, £40 13s. as against a figure of £33 8s. for the same period a year ago. The corresponding figures for senior schools are £62 2S. and;£41 14s., but in this case a comparison may be misleading as there has hen a change in the standard of provision required.
The average cost per place of new secondary school buildings for which loans were sanctioned by my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health in December, 1936, and January and February, 1937, was 09 18s. The figure for the corresponding period a year earlier was £76 11s.