§ 9.24 p.m.
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Mr. Skelton)
I beg to move, in page 28, line 25, at the end, to insert:(5) In Sub-section (1) of Section one for the words 'attend school' there shall be substituted the words 'receive efficient education,'1029 This is little more than a drafting Amendment. The House will remember that in clause 1 (1) the minimum age for entry into insurance was defined in the words:When a person attains the age at which under the law for the time being in force his parents cease to be under an obligation to cause him to receive efficient elementary instruction or to attend school.The words of the Scottish Education Act are that the parent shall be under an obligationto cause him to receive efficient education unless there is some ' reasonable excuse.That is the explanation of the Amendment. It is designed to apply the equivalent Scottish words in relation to Scotland.
§ Amendment agreed to.