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Non-Provided Schools

Volume 237: debated on Thursday 3 April 1930

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54.

asked the President of the Board of Education what progress has been made with the conversations respecting the provision of non-provided schools and the raising of the school age; and whether he can say when he hopes to be in a position to make a statement on the subject?

56.

asked the President of the Board of Education if he can make a statement regarding any negotiations on the subject of raising the school-leaving age which he is holding with either the Church of England or the Roman Catholic authorities?

With the hon Members' permission, I will answer these questions together. Conversations on this subject are still taking place, and I cannot at the moment say when I shall be able to make any announcement.

Can the right hon. Gentleman give some indication of when he will be able to do so.

I can assure my hon. Friend that nobody is more anxious that I am to be able to take the House into my confidence.