HC Deb 23 May 1932 vol 266 cc17-8
38. Mr. LEWIS

asked the President of the Board of Education if he will cause inquiry to be made as to the saving that would be effected if the age at which compulsory education commences were raised to six years to bring our practice more into conformity with that of the other great Powers of the world?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Sir Donald Maclean)

My Department is looking into this matter with a view to furnishing me with the information necessary to answer a question which is on the Order Paper for next Thursday. This information is not yet complete, but I would remind my hon. Friend that the matter has been considered by two previous Administrations.


Do I understand that this information will be available on Thursday next?


I shall give the answer on Thursday next.