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School-Leaving Age

Volume 237: debated on Thursday 3 April 1930

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asked the President of the Board of Education how many resolutions for and against the raising of the school-leaving age he has received from parish councils and district councils in the rural areas?

I have received no resolutions from parish or rural district councils in favour of the raising of the school-leaving age, and one resolution against it.

Does the right hon. Gentleman not remember that last week he said that he was getting a proportion of 30 to one resolutions in favour of this question?

What I said on that occasion was in reply to a much more general question put to me by the hon. Member with regard to the number of resolutions for and against the Bill. On that occasion, I very much under stated the number of resolutions in favour of the Bill.