§ 90. Captain Ryder
asked the Minister of Education what is the purpose of his Regulations preventing a boy from taking the General School Examination, on the basis of an age limit.
§ Mr. Tomlinson
The main purpose of the age limit is to ensure so far as possible that approved examinations are taken at the relevant time, that is to say as near as may be to the time of entry to further education or to a career for which the examinations are designed to provide appropriate credentials.