HC Deb 08 December 1932 vol 272 c1773

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education what would be the cost of raising the school-leaving age to 15 and 16 years, respectively, with a separate estimate for maintenance grants on the same scale as those put forward by Sir Charles Trevelyan in 1929?


The hon. Member is no doubt aware of the estimates put forward by Sir Charles Trevelyan in 1929 and 1930 in respect of the proposals which were then being made for raising the leaving age to 15. In the absence of any definite proposals at the present time I do not think that any new estimates could usefully be prepared.