School Ages (America and Continent).

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 2nd March 1922.

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Mr. PERCY:

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asked the President of the Board of Education if he will give the minimum ages at which children are obliged to attend the elementary schools in America, France, Switzerland, and Germany; the ages at which they can leave such schools; and the educational cost per head to the respective governments of the children attending such schools?

Mr. LEWIS:

In France attendance is obligatory from 6 to 13. In Germany, the United States and Switzerland there is considerable variety of practice as between one State or Canton and another, but I will send the hon. Member such information as I have. I regret that I have no up-to-date material enabling me to give the cost per head to the respective governments of the education of children attending elementary schools.

Mr. PERCY:

Cannot the right hon. Gentleman indicate approximately the cost per head?

Mr. LEWIS:

No, I am afraid it would be impossible for me with the material at my disposal to state the cost per head in foreign countries.