§ 36. Sir JOHN SPEAR
asked the President of the Board of Education what has been the annual expenditure on elementary education in England and Wales during the last five years; what portion of such expenditure was raised from rates and from the Imperial Exchequer, respectively; what has been the annual expenditure of local education authorities in the erection and enlargement of council schools during the same period; and what portion of such expenditure was raised by loans?
§ Dr. ADDISON
The tables which are being circulated with the Votes give particulars of the annual expenditure of local education authorities in England and Wales. They do not include the expenditure on the small number of public elementary schools which, under Section 15 of the Education Act, 1902, are not maintained by local education authorities; nor do they include expenditure on schools for blind, deaf, defective, or epileptic children not maintained by local education authorities. No figures are yet available for the year 1914–15. For the year 1913–14 particulars of the expenditure out of loans are not yet available, and the particulars of expenditure other than out of loans, as given for that year, are not final; they may be taken, however, as approximately correct. [See Written Answers this date.]