HC Deb 11 May 1950 vol 475 c82W
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.