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Education (Statistics)

Volume 245: debated on Wednesday 19 November 1930

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asked the President of the Board of Education what were the num hers of boys and girls, respectively, proceeding from primary to secondary schools at the end of the last school year for which figures are available; and what proportion these figures bear to the total numbers of boys and girls, respectively, leaving primary schools at that date?

During the year ended on 31st July, 1930, there were admitted to secondary school; in receipt of the Board's grant 34,427 boys and 29,066 girls who had attended public elementary schools for at least two years immediately preceding their admission. These figures represent 11.7 and 10.3 per cent., respectively, of the total numbers of boys and girls who left public elementary schools during the year ended on 31st March, 1930.

As we are so early, may I ask the Minister to read the answer again, as we could not hear a word of it?