§ 17 and 18. Mr. SMITHERS
asked the President of the Board of Education (1) whether any further negotiations have taken place under his auspices during the past month with the object of obtaining agreement with the non-provided schools as to the basis on which they shall be assisted financially in the event of the school-leaving age being raised; and what are his intentions in this matter;
(2) on what date he intends to reintroduce the Bill to raise the school-leaving age to 15?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Lees-Smith)
I beg 336 to refer the hon. Member to the answers which I gave to the hon. Member for Melton (Mr. Everard) on the 26th March and the hon. Member for Colchester (Mr. O. Lewis) on the 2nd April last, of which I am sending him copies.
§ Mr. SMITHERS
May I have an answer to my question as to whether any further negotiations have taken place during the past month?