HC Deb 26 July 1939 vol 230 c1610W
Duchess of ATHOLL

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he is taking steps to raise the compulsory school age to 15 as from 1st April, 1931; if so, how many additional school places will be needed; in how many schools these will have to be provided; how many additional teachers will be necessary; whether any extension of the training colleges will be required; and what he estimates will be the additional expenditure entailed, both recurrent and non-recurrent?


In answer to the first part of the question, I would refer the Noble Lady to my reply of 23rd July to the hon. Member for Berwick and Haddingtonshire (Mr. Sinkinson). The factors upon which the answers to the remaining parts of the question depend are so various that I regret it is impossible, at present, to give reliable estimates.