HC Deb 02 March 1964 vol 690 c168W
Mr. Box

asked the Minister of Education if he is aware that a penalty of £50 has been imposed by the Cardiff education authority on parents prematurely withdrawing a child from high school; and by what authority such penalties are imposed on parents by local education authorities.

Sir E. Boyle

I have no knowledge of any particular case. I am aware that in common with a number of other local education authorities Cardiff require parents of a child entering grammar school to sign an undertaking to keep him in school until the end of the school year in which he reaches the age of 16. This is not a requirement under the Education Acts. Such an agreement and its enforcement is a matter entirely between the local education authority and the parents concerned.