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School Building (Labour And Materials)

Volume 437: debated on Thursday 22 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Works the percentage of building labour and material which he estimates would have to be diverted from the house and factory building programme to satisfy the needs of the Ministry of Education in raising the school-leaving age.

As a rough estimate I would put the figure at about 1 per cent. but it would probably be somewhat higher for certain materials including steel and timber.