HC Deb 25 November 1937 vol 329 c1396
47. Mr. Hollins

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether, as and from the 1st September, 1939, the appointed day of the Education Act, 1936, the present arrangements for payment of grant in respect of maintenance allowances provided under Section 24 of the Education Act, 1921, will continue, namely, that the maintenance allowances must be for pupils who are at least 14 years of age in the beginning of the term in which they receive allowances and are prepared to continue their education for a definite period of suitable length at an organised and progressive course of instruction, and that the pupils must be in need of assistance for that purpose?

Mr. Lindsay

I would refer the hon. Member to Article 8 of the Elementary Education Grant Regulations, 1937, of which I am sending him a copy. From 1st September, 1939, the age to be attained before the allowance commences will be the new school-leaving age of 15.