HC Deb 05 April 1946 vol 421 c245W
Sir E. Graham-Little

asked the Prime Minister whether the declaration by the Minister of Education six weeks ago that the school leaving age will be raised on 1st April, 1947, whether the teachers and class rooms are there or not, represents the policy of His Majesty's Government.

The Prime Minister:

I am not aware that my right hon. Friend made any such statement as the hon. Member suggests. It is the Government's intention to raise the compulsory school age to 15 on the 1st April, 1947, and steps are being taken to ensure that the teachers and accommodation required for that purpose shall be available.