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School Uniforms

Volume 414: debated on Thursday 25 October 1945

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asked the Minister of Education whether she has considered the representations of the Oxford Branch of S.S.A.F.A. regarding the absence of financial provision to assist parents whose children are compulsorily attending secondary schools and who have to purchase school uniforms and other necessary items; and with what result.

The hon. Member has been good enough to send me a communication on this subject which he has received from the Oxford Branch of the S.S.A.F.A. As I have informed him, the Regulations for Scholarships and Other Benefits, made under Section 81 of the Education Act, 1944, empower local education authorities to defray the expenses of children at school, including the cost of school uniforms, in order that they may take part in any school activities without hardship to their parents.