§ 23. Sir EDWARD GOULDING
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that the Kent Education Committee, as the local education authority for that county, has refused to allow under any circumstances children to be excused for a limited period from school attendance in the parish of Keston in order that they may be employed on certain farms in that parish in getting in the potato crop, which, as sufficient other labour for the purpose is not available, will consequently be partially lost for consumption; whether this is in accordance with the Board's general instructions and intentions; and whether he will enable and influence the local education authority to grant forthwith the permission required?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Herbert Lewis)
The attention of my right hon. Friend has been called to this case, and he is making inquiries of the local education authority. I will let the hon. Member know the result.