HC Deb 02 May 1938 vol 335 c519W
Mr. White

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education what steps he is prepared to take to ensure that exemption under the age of 15 under the Education Act shall not be granted for insufficient reasons?

Mr. Lindsay:

My Noble Friend is confident that local education authorities will not exercise improperly the discretion given to them by the Education Act, 1936, with regard to the grant of employment certificates, and he is not prepared to anticipate the steps that he would take if his expectation were disappointed.