HC Deb 20 March 1918 vol 104 cc1013-4W

asked the President of the Board of Education if he has obtained from the county and borough education authorities official expressions of opinion as to the advisability of compelling by legislation young people to attend continuation classes up to the age of eighteen years; if so, were these expressions favourable or otherwise; and, if not, will he take steps to obtain them before the Committee stage of the Education Bill is reached?


I have taken no official steps to obtain such expressions of opinion from the local education authorities in question; but many local education authorities, and also the associations representing those authorities, have written to the Board supporting the proposals referred to.

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