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School Attendance Bill

Volume 235: debated on Wednesday 26 February 1930

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asked the Prime Minister whether he will give facilities this Session for the Education (School Attendance) Bill?

I have nothing to add to the statement I made in answer to a question on the 30th January by the hon. Member for South-West Bethnal Green (Mr. Harris). Everything depends upon the state of public business.

Is the Prime Minister aware that, while the permanence of the present regimé is well understood in this House, there are a great many local edu

During the six months ended 31st December, 1928, 2,368 vacancies were filled by the Dundee Employment Exchange, and 2,968 during the six months ended 30th December, 1929.


asked the Minister of Labour the number of men and women who signed on at the Dundee Employment Exchange during the six months ended 31st December, 1928, and the six months ended 31st December, 1929, and who were refused unemployment benefit on the ground of not genuinely seeking work?

As the reply consists of a Table of figures, I will circulate it, if I may, in the OFFICIAL REPOET.

Following is the Table:

cation authorities throughout the country in very genuine doubt as to whether the Government will last sufficiently long to pass this legislation?

The House may depend upon me to do everything I possibly can to assure the local authorities one way or another, in the most effective way possible, that this Bill is going to be made an Act of Parliament.

Does the right hon. Gentleman know that he can always rely upon the support of the hon. Gentleman?

Is the right hon. Gentleman aware that, if there is a Disolution we shall come back again upon these seats?

Will the right hon. Gentleman keep in mind that pupils at schools, if they do not get this Bill this Session, will be in grave doubt, whether or not, to train for teaching, and that that will aggravate the problem of the supply of teachers?