HC Deb 21 July 1884 vol 290 cc1740-1

asked the Vice President of the Committee of Council, Whether, in view of the hardships arising in those cases where School Boards require a medical certificate before they excuse a sick child from school attendance, and where the parents are unable from poverty to pay for such certificate, he will advise School Boards that they ought either to dispense with such condition or else provide the certificate at their own charge?


said, that whenever the Department received any in- quiry or complaint relating to such cases as that to which the Question referred, they intimated to the local authorities that, in their opinion, the cost of the certificate should be defrayed by them. Of late they had had no complaints whatever on the subject.