§ Sir W. JENKINS
asked the President of the Board of Education when he proposes to introduce a Bill to raise the school-leaving age; and whether he will give an opportunity to education authorities to discuss with the board the main principles before the Bill is submitted?
The Bill referred to has bean given its First Reading. Consultations with representatives of local education authorities and other parties interested had already taken place before1966W the main principles of the Bill were published. I am however proposing to discuss with representatives of education authorities the details of, and the machinery for giving effect to, those principles.