§ MR. A. K. LOYD (Berks, Abingdon)
I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, what increase in the number of children in average attendance in elementary schools in England and Wales would result from raising the compulsory school attendance age from 11 to 12 years or from 11 to 13 years, and what increase, if any, in the number of places available in such schools would be rendered necessary by raising the age from 11 to 12 years or from 11 to 13 years?
§ THE VICE PRESIDENT OF THE COUNCIL (Sir JOHN GORST,) Cambridge University
The Committee of Council have no information which would enable them to answer the first part of the Question. There is no reason to suppose that any increase in the; num-of places will be necessary, as provision has always been made for children up to 13.