§ 21. Mr. Kennedy
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether he will assure the House that there is no intention on the part of the Government to suspend the decision reached making provision for the compulsory attendance of children at school until the age of 15 years?
§ The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education (Mr. Kenneth Lindsay)
The Education Act, 1936, provides for the raising of the school-leaving age to 15 on 1st September, 1939. The Government have no intention of introducing legislation to vary this provision.