HC Deb 01 May 1930 vol 238 cc359-60
49. Dr. DAVIES

asked the President of the Board of Education how many local education authorities have submitted full schemes for changes which will be necessary if the School Attendance Bill is passed by 1931; and how many have refused to submit such schemes until the Bill is passed?


245 authorities have submitted programmes already, of which 201 are complete and 44 are partial or preliminary. Nearly all these programmes make provision for the situation which will result from the raising of the school-leaving age. Three authorities have informed me that they are not prepared to submit programmes until the Education (School Attendance) Bill becomes law.