HC Deb 15 November 1916 vol 87 c811W
Colonel YATE

asked, in view of the present shortage of labour on the land and the increasing dearness of food, what are the facilities now given for the employment of suitable boys over twelve years of age from elementary schools in agricultural work?


I am not able to state in detail the arrangements made by the local education authorities in each area. The attitude of the Board of Education in the matter is explained in their Circular 943, of which I am sending the hon. and gallant Member a copy. A fresh Return, up to the 16th October, in continuation of the Return issued in July, will shortly be ready.