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School Attendance Bill

Volume 245: debated on Monday 24 November 1930

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asked the President of the Board of Education if he has any figures to show how many extra persons will be employed (such as carpenters, bricklayers, slaters, teachers, etc.) under the Education (School Attendance) Bill?

My right hon. Friend has estimated that by the time the full additional age group is in the schools, some 8,000 additional teachers will be required in 1932–33 as a result of raising the school-leaving age; but he has not formed any estimate of the number of other persons who will be employed as a result of the provision to be made for educating the 'additional children.

Does the Parliamentary Secretary not think it is time that some estimate was formed of the additional charge in view of the Bill now before the House?