School Attendance. Bill.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 24th November 1930.

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Photo of Marquess of  Titchfield Marquess of Titchfield , Newark

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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?

Photo of Mr Morgan Jones Mr Morgan Jones , Caerphilly

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.

Photo of Mr Charles Waterhouse Mr Charles Waterhouse , Leicester South

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?

Photo of Mr Morgan Jones Mr Morgan Jones , Caerphilly

That is not the function of the Board of Education.

HON. MEMBERS:

Why not?