HC Deb 08 February 1945 vol 407 c2237W
Mr. Lindsay

asked the Minister of Education whether he is satisfied that the compulsory registration and voluntary attendance at interviews for all boys and girls at the age of 16 is now serving a useful purpose and justifying the clerical work of local education authorities.

Mr. Butler

In Administrative Memorandum No. 535, a copy of which I am sending my hon. Friend, I have asked local education authorities for a short report on the value of registration in the light of the simplified arrangements there suggested. I hope that these reports, when they are all available, will enable a conclusion to be reached as to whether registration is now serving a useful purpose.