§ 17. Mr. TINKER
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education, with regard to the request made to the Board of Education from the Lancashire County Council and Lancashire county boroughs to meet a deputation to consider the raising of the school age, if he has met the deputation; and is he in a position to make a statement?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Ramsbotham)
My Noble Friend has not yet received any such request.
§ Mr. RHYS DAVIES
In view of the growing volume of opinion in the country in favour of raising the school-leaving age, will the hon. Gentleman and his chief look into this problem?
§ Mr. HERBERT WILLIAMS
Having regard to the fact that there is a reputed shortage of juvenile labour in many parts of the country, will my hon. Friend leave the matter alone?