50. Lieut.-Colonel SANDEMAN ALLEN
asked the President of the Board of Education if he can ascertain and state the average annual all-over cost to the State of educating the elementary child in France and Germany and England and Wales, respectively, during the past two years?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Ramsbotham)
Figures for the year 1931 are not yet available, but for 1930 the expenditure per child on elementary education, incurred by the National Exchequer, was £7 3s. 4d. in England and Wales, about 443 francs in France, and about 100 reichsmarks in Prussia. The figures for the different countries are, for many reasons, not comparable, and they do not include any expenditure from local funds.
Will the hon. Member remember that the President of the Board of Education told us to keep our eyes on Czechoslovakia, and will he give figures for that country?