HC Deb 16 April 1934 vol 288 cc711-2
42. Sir P. HARRIS

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education if he will state how many local education authorities in England and Wales have passed resolutions or made representations to the Board in favour of raising the school-leaving age to 15 either completely or in a modified form?

Captain AUSTIN HUDSON (Lord of the Treasury)

I have been asked to reply. My Noble Friend assumes that the hon. Baronet's question refers to the present time and not to what may have happened prior to the crisis of 1931, and also that it relates to proposals for raising the school-leaving age by legislation on a national basis, either immediately or by stages. Resolutions in favour of such legislation have been received by the Board from nine local education authorities.