HC Deb 26 March 1964 vol 692 cc169-70W
Dr. A. Thompson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland when he expects that facilities will be available for every person not exempted to attend junior colleges until the age of 18.

Mr. Noble

The Government have given priority to the raising of the school leaving age to 16 over the introduction of compulsory part-time education for young people up to the age of 18. It is not, therefore, possible at this stage to say what facilities would be required after 1970 for such compulsory part-time education. The present technical education building programme has, however, been planned to allow for considerable expansion of facilities for day-release students.