HC Deb 25 February 1930 vol 235 c2084W

asked the President of the Board of Education the school-leaving age of children in all European countries and the United States of America?


Attendance at school is compulsory up to the age of 12 in Hungary and Spain, 13 in France and Holland, 14 in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Poland and Sweden, and 15 in Norway and, generally speaking, in Switzerland, The leaving age varies from 14 to 18 in different parts of the United States of America, where there are also varying provisions as to exemption in special circumstances.