§ Mr. Harvey
asked the President of the Board of Education the number of children between the ages of five and 15 in attendance at public elementary schools in July, 1939, and July, 1940, respectively; and the number of children under five years of age similarly in attendance at these two dates?
§ Mr. Ramsbotham
Figures for 1940 have not been collected owing to the need for eliminating during war-time nonessential statistical work. On 31st March, 1939, the latest date for which figures are available, 4,755,996 children between the ages of five and 15 and 169,558 children under the age of five were on the registers at public elementary schools in England and Wales.