§ Mr. Boyden
asked the Minister of Education what estimate he has made of the number of weeks of attendance at school which would have been made by a child born in 1947 and completing the full period of compulsory attendance; and how this period compares with that of a child born in 1924.
§ Mr. Chataway
It would be difficult to make an estimate because of the considerable local variations above the minimum number of attendances in the year required by the Department's regulations. In those schools which follow the minimum requirement of the regulations, which is the same now as pre-war, I should expect the difference of the respective number of weeks of attendance to correspond with the difference between the nine years of compulsory school attendance required in 1938 and the ten years required now.