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School-Leaving Age

Volume 236: debated on Thursday 6 March 1930

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39.

asked the President of the Board of Education if he has received from any local education authorities representations that the poverty of their district will prevent them from carrying out the necessary requirements for the compulsory raising of the school age in 1931; and, if so, what action he proposes to take in such cases?

47.

asked the President of the Board of Education if he has any information as to the school-leaving age in Turkey?

I am informed that in Turkey attendance at school is compulsory until at least the age of 12.

Is my right hon. Friend aware that the school-leaving age in Turkey has been raised to 16?

Will my right hon. Friend take steps to ascertain whether my information is correct?

I will make further inquiries. I do not know whether my hon. Friend wants to use it in argument.