HC Deb 01 July 1958 vol 590 c80W
Dr. King

asked the Minister of Education how many local education authorities provide free places at public schools for some of their children; and what is the approximate number of children being educated in this way.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

In January, 1957, 48 local education authorities were financially responsible for 14,512 children attending independent schools. Most of these were day pupils for whom the authorities had taken places to augment those available in grant-aided secondary schools. I do not know how many were in schools which might be described as "public schools".