HC Deb 20 December 1937 vol 330 cc1617-8W
Mr. Kelly

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether he will state the number of education authorities which have reported schemes for operating the Education Act, 1936, in the matter of exemptions for beneficial employment?

Mr. Lindsay

As I explained in my answer to the hon. Member for Neath (Sir W. Jenkins) on nth November last, there is no obligation on local education authorities under the Education Act of 1936 to submit schemes for granting certificates for beneficial employment. No authorities have, in fact, reported to the Board the arrangements they propose to adopt for this purpose when the relevant part of the Act comes into force.