HC Deb 24 February 1971 vol 812 cc144-5W
Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what representations he has received concerning possible deferment of the raising of the school-leaving age; and what reply he has sent.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

I have received representations proposing deferment of the raising of the school leaving age from the General Teaching Council, three education authorities, the main teachers' associations, and other bodies and individuals.

While the terms of the replies varied according to the precise nature of the representations it was stated in reply in each case that the views of the organisation or individual concerned had been noted.