§ Mr. Hastings
asked the Minister of Education how many children between the 110W ages of 5 and 15 are now attending rate-aided schools; and how many private and public schools.
§ Mr. Tomlinson
The following table gives the information as nearly as it is available for January, 1947, the latest date for which I have figures:—
Children between 5 and 15 Total number of children (estimate) 5,594,000 Number in schools maintained or assisted by local education authorities 4,699,910 Number in direct grant schools 68,735 Number in other schools recognised by the Ministry of Education as efficient 124,834 Others (estimate) 701,000* * Of these some 380,000 were aged between 14 and 15 and were therefore mostly not in school in January, 1947.