HC Deb 04 May 1911 vol 25 c606

asked the President of the Board of Education if he can state what arrangements have been made with regard to the granting of holidays to school children during the Coronation week; and whether it is the intention to follow the-precedent at the Coronation of the late-King Edward?

The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD. (Mr. Herbert Lewis, for Mr. Runciman)

No general arrangement has been made, but the Board of Education will be prepared to consider, on its merits, any application for a special allowance in respect of the number of school meetings required by Article 45 of the Code in the event of any public elementary school failing to-complete the 400 meetings required by the. Article as a result of special holidays being given at the Coronation I think that this, procedure follows, in effect, the precedent of the year 1902.