§ 43. Captain RAMAGE
asked the President of the Board of Education if he proposes to take any steps to make compulsory the optional provision in the Education Acts of 1918 and 1921 for raising the school-leaving age to 15 years?
§ Mr. TREVELYAN
I stated my position in this matter in the reply which I gave on the 21st February last to the hon. Members for South-East Essex (Mr. Hoffman) and East Birkenhead (Mr. Graham White), and such an advance upon that position as the hon. and gallant Member suggests would require legislation.
§ Mr. HERBERT FISHER
Can the right hon. Gentleman tell me whether he has received any applications from the local education authorities to raise the age to fifteen?