Size of Classes.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 27th November 1930.

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Photo of Marquess of  Titchfield Marquess of Titchfield , Newark

44.

asked the President of the Board of Education what will be the average number of children in a class on 1st April, 1931, in the event of the Education (School Attendance) Bill becoming law?

Photo of Mr Charles Trevelyan Mr Charles Trevelyan , Newcastle upon Tyne Central

The average number of children in a class in public elementary schools on 31st March, 1930, was 36. I am unable to state what the average number will be on 1st April next.

Marquess of TITCHFIELD:

Does not this show what a complete farce the whole Bill is?

Photo of Mr Charles Trevelyan Mr Charles Trevelyan , Newcastle upon Tyne Central

I am perfectly aware that to take an average number for the whole of England is a farce. I have answered the Noble Lord's question.

Marquess of TITCHFIELD:

Is not the answer something like 60 or 70 in a class?