HC Deb 06 July 1908 vol 191 cc1218-9
MR. MORRELL (Oxfordshire, Henley)

To ask the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been called to a question that has occurred at Wheatley, in Oxfordshire, with regard to the children being taken to church on last Ascension Day; whether it is a fact that, although the school was not opened on that day, no proper notice of a holiday was given; that after the children had assembled at the school at 9 a.m. they were at once marched to church, and that one child who attempted to go home, in accordance with his parents' wishes, was not allowed to do so; and whether he will cause inquiry to be made into the case.

(Answered by Mr. Runciman.) I have no information as to this case, but I will cause inquiries to be made.