HC Deb 19 November 1919 vol 121 cc941-2W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he can now indicate approximately the date which he intends to fix as the appointed day for giving effect to the provisions of the Education Act of 1918 relating to the establishment of continuation schools, either for the country as a whole, or for different areas or parts of areas, or for different persons or classes of persons?


The date which I have in view as that at which every local education authority should make some provision for obligatory attendance at continuation schools is, as I stated at Blackpool on the 24th July, the autumn of 1921. I have, however, reason to hope that some local education authorities will be ready to establish a general or partial system of continuation schools, at which attendance shall be obligatory, in advance of that date; and I need not say that I shall welcome proposals from local education authorities for that purpose.