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Approved Schools (Annual Camps)

Volume 526: debated on Thursday 15 April 1954

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department on what grounds authority has been withheld from approved school authorities to spend money on taking children attending such schools to an annual camp, bearing in mind that, apart from the health aspect, there is continuity of training and education at these camps.

General authority to approved school managers to incur expenditure from public funds on school camps has been suspended since 1952, as one measure of economy designed to off set, as far as possible, unavoidable increases in costs in other directions.