HC Deb 23 June 1942 vol 380 c1816
63. Mr. Thorne

asked the President of the Board of Education the number of children who left, or are leaving, the public elementary and other schools at the age of 14 years for 1941 and 1942?

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

My right hon. Friend regrets that the information required is not available, since under war conditions the collection of statistics has been reduced to a minimum.