HC Deb 26 February 1875 vol 222 c942

asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, Whether it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to introduce a Bill this Session to make attendance at School compulsory in England and Wales?


The subject, Sir, to which the hon. Member's Question refers is undoubtedly one of great importance; but it is also, as I think the House will readily believe, of the greatest practical difficulty when considered with a view to action. The hon. Member will not, I hope, expect that under these circumstances I can do more than say that Her Majesty's Government will give the earliest intimation to the House in case they should desire to make any proposal on the subject.