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Volume 416: debated on Thursday 29 November 1945

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asked the Minister of Education what educational purpose is achieved by the recent refusal of her Department to permit a variation of the school holidays in order to allow an occasional lengthening of the main summer holiday, in view of the fact that, in some cases, school certificate results are not published until mid-September; and is she aware that this refusal leads to disorganisation of this work of the winter term in secondary aided and maintained grammar schools.

I am unable to trace any correspondence in my Department on the point, but if my hon. Friend will send me particulars I will investigate the matter.