§ 61. Mr. ANDERSON
asked the President of the Board of Education in how many towns the school age of children has been temporarily relaxed with a view to their employment in factories?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD OF EDUCATION (Mr. Herbert Lewis)
My right hon. Friend is aware that in some areas local education authorities, in the course of their ordinary administration, have excused children from attendance at school with a view to their employment in industry. He has no complete information as to the extent of such action or as to the number of children so excused who are employed in factories.
§ Mr. WHITEHOUSE
Is it not a fact that some of the children so excused are below the statutory age for the attendance of children?