HC Deb 03 July 1918 vol 107 c1746

Section one of the Education (Choice of Employment) Act, 1910, which confers on certain local education authorities the power of assisting boys and girls with respect to the choice of employment, shall have effect as if "eighteen years of age" were therein substituted for "seventeen years of age."—[Mr. Fisher.]

Brought up, and read the first time.

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Fisher)

I beg to move "That the Clause be read a second time."

The Education (Choice of Employment) Act, 1910, enables local education authorities to give boys and girls under seventeen years of age information, advice, and assistance with respect to the child's employment. In view of the fact that the Education Bill introduces compulsory attendance at continuation schools up to eighteen, we think that education authorities should be afforded the opportunity of giving boys and girls assistance with respect to the child's employment up to the age when the obligation to attend the continuation school ceases. This will be a considerable convenience.


What is meant by the word "assistance"! Does it mean that the local education authority should be able to give pecuniary assistance?



Question put, and agreed to.

Clause added to the Bill.