HC Deb 26 February 1936 vol 309 cc455-6
66. Mr. BOSSOM

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he has received a copy of the resolution on the subject of the school-leaving age passed by the Association of Education Committees at a special meeting at Caxton Hall, on 10th February; and whether, before considering that resolution, he will cause an analysis to be made of the constitution of the meeting and the voting thereat, with a view to ascertaining how many of those present voted under authority from their respective committees?

Sir JAMES BLINDELL (Lord of the Treasury)

I have been asked to reply. My right hon. Friend has received a copy of the resolution referred to. He has no means of ascertaining to what extent the votes cast by those present at the meeting represent the views of their respective committees.


Is the hon. Gentleman aware that this resolution is supposed to be representative of 300 members of the association, but that many of these committees had not even met when this resolution was come to at Caxton Hall?


Does the hon. Gentleman know of any reason why he should take any notice of the resolution?


Is it the charge that they misrepresented their authorities?