HC Deb 20 February 1922 vol 150 c1522W
Captain BOWYER

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will bring in this Session legislation to amend Section 9 of the Education Act, 1918, and thus permit parents to take their boys away from school as soon as their fourteenth birthday has been reached and thus avoid the present situation whereby, in spite of good employment being offered, it has often to be refused owing to the boy having to remain at school after he has become 14 years old to finish his term?


I do not propose to ask Parliament to reverse its recent decision in this matter.