§ 42. Mr. THURTLE
asked the President of the Board of Education the number of children attending Church of England and Roman Catholic elementary schools at 31st March?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Morgan Jones)
The number of children on the registers of Church of England schools in the year ending 31st March last was 1,466,721, and on the registers of Roman Catholic schools, 368,386.
§ Mr. HARRIS
Is the hon. Gentleman able to state how many of these children belong to the particular denominations?
§ 43. Mr. THURTLE
asked the President of the Board of Education in how many of the single-school areas of England and Wales the existing school is under the control of the Church of England; and what proportion this bears to the total number of schools in such areas?
§ Mr. MORGAN JONES
In 7,085 civil parishes in rural districts, and in 133 urban districts, there is only one public elementary school. In 4,851 of these cases, or about 67 per cent. of the total number, the school is a Church of England school.