HC Deb 11 March 1920 vol 126 c1571W

asked the President of the Board of Education how many local education authorities have raised the school-leaving age to 15 years?


The power to raise the school-leaving age to 15 years arises under Section 8 (2) of the Education Act, 1918. This Sub-section cannot be brought into operation until the termination of the War as declared by Order in Council. Consequently no Local Education Authorities have yet exercised the power.