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Occasional Holidays

Volume 437: debated on Thursday 22 May 1947

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asked the Minister of Education whether he is aware that some local authorities granted a holiday on May Day; that these holidays have on occasion been granted by the application of a political party; and whether he will issue a directive to authorities directing them not to grant a school holiday on days which have political associations.

The answer to the first part of the Question is in the affirmative: to the second and third parts in the negative. The fixing of occasional holidays during term time is a matter for the local education and school authorities.