HC Deb 23 November 1938 vol 341 c1777W
Mr. Barr

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies in what islands in the West Indies compulsory elementary education is in force?

Mr. M. MacDonald

There is provision in the Education Laws of all the Colonies in the West Indies except Barbados and St. Vincent for compulsory elementary education, either throughout the Colony or in those parts which are declared as compulsory education areas. The extent to which compulsory education is actually enforced is governed by such factors as the staff and accommodation available in the different Colonies. Efforts are being made to extend the provision of the necessary facilities as finances permit.

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