§ 50. Mr. TINKER
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education if his attention has been drawn to the resolution carried at the joint conference of the National Union of Teachers and the Educational Institute of Scotland demanding that Parliament should pass, without delay, a measure raising the school-leaving age to 15; and will he say 797 if he has had any communication from them giving reasons why the change should be made?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Ramsbotham)
My Noble Friend has seen a newspaper report of the joint conference of the two bodies referred to, but he has not yet received any communication from them.
§ Mr. TINKER
In view of the unanimous appeals from all sections of the community, will the hon. Gentleman and his Noble Friend urge the inclusion of this reform in the King's Speech next Session?