HC Deb 15 November 1920 vol 134 cc1524-5W

asked the President of the Board of Education the number of local education authorities which have fixed an appointed day in their areas for the establishment and maintenance of continuation classes under Section 3 (1) of the Education Act, 1918?


Under Section 52 (3) of the Education Act, 1918, it is for the Board of Education, not the local education authority, to fix appointed days. The appointed day for Section 3 (1) of the Act is the 1st August, 1919, and this applies to all areas in England and Wales. The Section which makes provision for obligatory attendance at continuation schools is, however, Section 10, and the Board have fixed appointed days for the purposes of that Section for London, Birmingham, West Ham, and Southend-on-Sea County Boroughs, for the Borough of Stratford-on-Avon, and the Urban District of Rugby in Warwickshire, for the Borough of Swindon in Wiltshire, and, finally, for young persons resident in Kent but employed in London, who will attend London Schools.