HC Deb 23 April 1940 vol 360 cc37-8W
Mr. Mathers

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many children are now receiving full-time education, how many part-time instruction, and how many of school age no education?

Mr. Colville

According to the latest information available, 445,000 children attending schools under the management of education authorities in Scotland are receiving full-time education; 263,000 children are receiving part-time education and 30,000 are receiving no education. These figures are only approximate as the situation is improving from day to day, and the number of children receiving no education is being rapidly reduced.