§ Mr. C. EDWARDS
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will give the latest available figures as to the number of scholars in the public elementary schools of England and Wales, distinguishing between those in council schools, Church of England schools, Wesleyan schools, Roman Catholic schools, Jewish schools, and undenominational schools, respectively?
§ Mr. FISHER
The latest figures available in the form asked for in the question are for the year 1913–14, and are as follows:
PUBLIC ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS (including HIGHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOLS). — Actual Average Attendance. Average Number on the Registers Council schools 3,323,320 3,741,911 Church of England schools 1,644,158 1,848,889 Wesleyan schools 43,735 50,057 Roman Catholic schools 304,086 349,265 Jewish schools 8,549 9,307 Undenominational schools 68,731 77,759 Total 5,392,579 6,077,188
It has not yet been found possible to resume the tabulation of statistics, which was suspended during the War.