§ Mr. R. MORRISON
asked the President of the Board of Education (1) why the statistics of education for 1926 have not yet been issued; and when it is proposed to issue the volume; (2) Why the annual Report of his department has not yet been issued for 1926–27; and when it is proposed to issue it?
ENGLAND AND WALKS. Public Elementary Schools. Secondary Schools on the Grant List. Type of School. No. Average No. on Registers. Average Attendance. Type of School. No. No. of full-time pupils on 31.3.26. Council Schools 9,101 3,638,183 3,204,137 Council Schools (Schools provided or maintained by Local Authorities). 656 187,320 Church of England Schools. 9,992 1,541,488 1,358,353 (schools provide or maintained by Local Authorities). Wesleyan Schools 136 29,214 25,501 Roman Catholic Schools 1,141 362,413 315,166 Roman Catholic Schools. 73 18,827 Jewish Schools 12 6,054 5,372 Other Voluntary Schools 345 54,208 48,056 Foundation and other Schools. 471 131,184 Welsh Intermediate Schools. 101 23,172 Total 20,727 5,631,560 4,956,585 1,301 360,503
§ Lord E. PERCY
The Board's Annual Reports have hitherto related to the School Year ending July. I propose, however, to make the Report relate in future to the period ended 31st December, and the next Report will, therefore, cover the period 1st August, 1926, to 31st December, 1927. It will be published as early as possible in 1928. The Volume of Statistics has hitherto been issued as soon after the year to which it related as the collection and compilation of the returns from Local Authorities rendered possible. The Volume for 1925–26 is expected to be ready for issue next October, but I hope that by the extended use of mechanical devices it will be possible to publish the Volume for 1926–27 in conjunction with the Annual Report for 1926–27 next year.