§ Mr. NAYLOR
asked the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been drawn to the case of Police-constable Woodnutt, who was summoned on 5th July at Willesden for taking his son away from school at the age of 14, prior to the completion of the summer term; and whether, in view of the friction caused by the present Regulation, he will consider the desirability of advising education authorities to allow schoolmasters to exercise their discretion when permission is asked for the withdrawal of a scholar aged 14 prior to the end of a term?
§ Sir C. TREVELYAN
My attention has not been drawn to this case. The matter is not governed by Regulation, but by Statute (Section 138 (1) of the Education Act, 1921), and I have no authority to take the action suggested in the latter part of the question.