HC Deb 04 April 1940 vol 359 cc309-10
38. Captain Plugge

asked the President of the Board of Education whether school attendance has become compulsory in any districts of Kent?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education (Mr. Kenneth Lindsay)

Compulsory school attendance, except in certain schools where difficulty is being experienced in providing shelter accommodation, has been or will be re-introduced at the beginning of the coming term in all districts of Kent with the exception of Rochester. In two areas compulsory attendance is limited to children over the ages of seven and six respectively.

Mr. Mander

Can the Parliamentary Secretary say whether in future it will be made compulsory for the President of the Board to hold office for more than a month at a time?