HC Deb 17 January 1975 vol 884 cc179-80W
Mrs. Knight

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he has now reached a decision on the early leaving date for schoolchildren unable to leave at Easter 1975.

Mr. Prentice

As I informed the hon. Member for Epping Forest (Mr. Biggs-Davison) on 17th December—[Vol. 883, c.367–8.]—I am studying the views collected from local authority and teachers' organisations on the idea of an earlier leaving date in the summer term. Any change in school leaving dates would require legislation and there are no present plans for this in the current Session.