HC Deb 20 February 1930 vol 235 c1579
72. Mr. HARRIS

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he has considered the possible effects of the raising of the school-leaving age to 15 upon the work of the existing voluntary day continuation schools; and will he state what action it is proposed to take to preserve and develop the work now being undertaken by a number of local education authorities in voluntary day continuation schools subsequent to the Education (School Attendance) Bill becoming law?


Yes, Sir; this point has been considered. I certainly hope that, when the leaving age is raised, there will still be scope for useful work in voluntary day continuation schools, and that the local education authorities concerned will bear this in mind in making their arrangements.