HC Deb 16 July 1958 vol 591 c100W
Mr. Ellis Smith

asked the Minister of Education the educational expenditure per thousand of the population in England, Wales and Scotland, respectively, for 1946, 1950, 1956, and on the latest date; and what were the corresponding figures for Bournemouth, Eastbourne, London, Stoke-on-Trent, Salford, Cardiff, and Swansea.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

The following table shows the expenditure of local education authorities per thousand of population:

a result of his recommendations improved storage conditions were provided. Although the archives now are generally in a good condition some deterioration, due almost entirely to climatic conditions, has taken place. On a number of occasions in the past the Government of Aden has considered the question of the appointment of a full-time professional archivist but owing to the expense it has not proved possible to make such an appointment. The appointment of a retired officer or student to undertake the work of administering archives has not in practice proved generally to be a satisfactory solution.