§ 12. Mr. Hastings
asked the Minister of Education the maximum period in each school year, under her regulations, that local education authorities can permit children to be withdrawn from school to be employed in agriculture.
§ Miss Horsbrugh
I have authorised 98 authorities to grant exemptions up to a maximum of 10 half days for any one pupil. Four of these 98 authorities have bean authorised to grant additional exemptions, subject to H.M. Inspector's approval, up to a maximum of a further 10 half-days. The Minister of Agriculture and I will review the position in September when we will consider whether any more authorities should be authorised to grant additional exemptions.