§ 43. Mr. RENNIE SMITH
asked the President of the Board of Education how many, at present, full-time and part-time tutors, respectively, are engaged in adult education outside universities for which the Board of Education accepts financial responsibility; the number of men and women students receiving tuition from these tutors; and an analysis of the subjects taught; and whether he has any plans for the extension of this work?
§ Lord E. PERCY
As the reply to this question contains a number of figures, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ The reply is as follows:
§ During the 12 months which ended on the 31st July last, 613 tutors were engaged in local classes recognised by the Board under the Adult Education Regulations. I understand that 20 were staff tutors.
§ The numbers of students were:
§ The subjects taught have been analysed as follows:
|Number of classes.|
|1. Economics (including industrial history and geography)||313|
|2. Literature and language||243|
|5. Æsthetics (music, art, drama)||99|
|7. Natural science||28|
|8. Other subjects||5|
§ The Board are providing for an increase of 467 classes during the 12 months ending 31st July, 1926. As regards future years, I am at present in consultation with the responsible bodies.