§ Order of the Day for the House to be put into Committee read.
§ Moved, That the House do now resolve itself into Committee.—(Earl De La Warr.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.
§ House in Committee accordingly:
§ [The EARL OF ONSLOW in the Chair.]
§ Clause 1:
§ Suspension of operation of Sections 1 to 6 of Education Act, 1936.
§ 1.—(1) Sections one to six of the Education Act, 1936 (which provide, subject to certain exceptions, for the raising of the compulsory school age to fifteen, and for matters connected therewith) shall, notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (2) of Section sixteen of that Act, be deemed not to have come into operation on the first day of September nineteen hundred and thirty-nine, but shall come into operation upon such date after the commencement of this Act as the Board of Education may by order determine …
§ 4.48 p.m.
§ LORD SNELL had given notice to move, in subsection (1), to leave out "such date after the commencement of this Act as the Board of Education may by order determine" and insert "the first day of September nineteen hundred and forty unless previous to that date the two Houses of Parliament shall have passed Resolutions deferring the ap- 1295 pointed day still further." The noble Lord said: My noble friends and myself were naturally very concerned about the postponement of the raising of the school age, but we understand that the matter has been more or less agreed by representatives of all interests. With your Lordships' permission, therefore, I will not move the Amendment which stands in my name.
§ Clause I agreed to.
§ Remaining clause agreed to.
§ Bill reported without amendment.
§ Then, Standing Order No. XXXIX having been suspended, Bill read 3a: Amendment (Privilege) made: Bill passed, and sent to the Commons.