Public Schools.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 25th June 1942.

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Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

The number of pupils in schools represented on the Headmasters' Conference, according to the most recent returns, is approximately 64,700; of this total 38,200 are in grant-aided schools, and 26,500 in schools not in receipt of grant. I am unable to say what is the total accommodation of these schools and the number of vacant places. The hon. Member will appreciate that a considerable number of boys educated in public elementary schools are already in attendance at grant-aided schools represented on the Conference. The answer to the last part of the Question is in the negative.