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School-Leaving Age

Volume 236: debated on Monday 10 March 1930

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asked the President of the Board of Education whether he has considered the resolutions from the Berkshire and other county councils urging that the raising of the age of compulsory attendance at schools from 14 to 15 years should, as regards rural counties, be deferred; and whether, owing to the difficulties and expense of transport, etc., in rural areas, he will differentiate between town and country?

I have considered these resolutions; but I do not propose to differentiate between urban and rural areas in regard to the date for raising the school-leaving age.