HC Deb 20 March 1941 vol 370 cc311-2W
Mr. Thorne

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he can give any information in connection with a number of London schoolboys evacuated to Devonshire learning to be cobblers at Dartington Hall, Totnes, their ages, who is supplying them with leather, and if they receive wages for their work?

Mr. Ramsbotham

Classes in boot repairing are being given to 29 London schoolboys by a London teacher at Dartington Hall. The boys are 12 and 13 years of age. The initial cost of the leather scrap was met by a grant from the London County Council. The boys do not receive wages.