HC Deb 03 July 1941 vol 372 c1481
35. Mr. Mort

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that pupils, sitting for the matriculation and higher examinations, who reside in bombed areas, are under a disadvantage owing to the physical and mental disturbance consequent upon the raids; and whether he is prepared to make some allowance for this?

The President of the Board of Education (Mr. Ramsbotham)

The difficulty to which the hon. Members refers has been considered on more than one occasion by the Secondary School Examinations Council. On their advice local education authorities and governing bodies of secondary schools have been informed that schools may submit a statement of their special difficulties to the examining body responsible for the examination, and that such statements will be fully considered in consultation, where necessary, with His Majesty's Inspectors.