§ 32. Mr. WEDGWOOD
asked the President of the Board of Education whether the new regulations for junior technical schools regulating vocational schools binds the parent to make the child work at the trade for which the school trains the child; whether these schools are intended to benefit the children or their future employers; and whether this infringement of the liberty of the subject has been taken into consideration and has his sanction?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. J. A. Pease)
Article 6 (g) of the Regulations for Junior Technical Schools states that "no pupil may be admitted unless a certificate is given by his parent or guardian that he is intended to enter into employment for which the school provides preparation." There is nothing whatever in the Regulations which binds the parent to make the child work at the trade for which he has been trained. In answer to the second part of the question, the schools are intended to benefit the children, and I cannot see that any question of infringing the liberty of the subject arises.