§ Table showing the number of council and voluntary schools and average attendance for the years ending 31st July, 1903, and 31st July, 1908, respectively:—
|Year ending.||Council Schools.||Voluntary Schools.||Total.|
|Number.||Average Attendance.||Number.||Average Attendance.||Number.||Average Attendance.|
|31st July, 1903||…||…||288||185,951||1,505||488,289||1,793||674,240|
|31st July, 1908||…||…||447||245,640||1,383||444,916||1,830||690,556|
§ The total capital indebtedness of the local education authority for Lancashire upon the appointed day was £160,357, and on 31st March, 1907, was £224,014. The returns as to the liabilities on 31st March, 1908, are not yet available.