Duchess of ATHOLL
asked the President of the Board of Education whether, in view of the importance of ascertaining the position in regard to the law of school attendance and its administration in counties where the school age has been raised above 14, he will reconsider his decision and instruct his office of special inquiries and reports to prepare an up-to-date memorandum on the subject for presentation to Parliament?
§ Sir C. TREVELYAN
I still think that the time and expense needed for any inquiry into the administration of the law of school attendance in the counties concerned would be very great, but I will see what can be done to prepare a statement following as far as practicable the lines suggested by the Noble Lady.
§ Mr. D. G. SOMERVILLE
asked the President of the Board of Education the present estimated number of children over 14. and under 15 years of age of parents whose income is sufficiently low to secure exemption from the operation of the Income Tax proposals?