HC Deb 18 November 1930 vol 245 cc253-4W
Duchess of ATHOLL

asked the President of the Board of Education the substance of any representations made to him by the Association of Education Committees or any body representing local education authorities as to the date of operation of the Education Bill or the arrangements relating to the granting of maintenance allowances?


My right hon. Friend has received representations from the Association of Education Committees to the effect that the date for raising the school leaving age should be 1st September, 1932, and intimating that, in their view, the system of maintenance allowances should follow the lines proposed in the report of the committee representative of local authorities.


asked the President of the Board of Education if he will give a tabulated statement showing, in the event of the Education (School Attendance) Bill being passed, the cost to each county council in England and Wales, the cost to, say, each of six of the largest municipal authorities, the Exchequer grant to each of such authorities, and the amount to be raised by local taxation by each of such authorities; and will he give the statement in a form which will show the expenditure during the next six years?


Although I have been able to give an estimate, for the country as a whole, of the eventual additional cost involved in the Education (School Attendance) Bill, based on the


The numbers of students in training are:

best figures which are available, I have no information in regard to individual education authorities which would enable me to supply the particulars asked for.