HC Deb 22 April 1948 vol 449 c168W
95. Mr. Paget

asked the Minister of Education whether, in cases in which a boy's 15th birthday would normally fall before the commencement of a term, but when by reason of staggered holidays, it in fact falls after the commencement of that term, he will take steps to allow a boy at his option to leave school without having the further term.

Mr. Tomlinson

I have no power by administrative action to waive the requirements of Section 8 (1) of the Education Act, 1946.