HC Deb 29 June 1933 vol 279 cc1645-6

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education the number of pupils in state-aided schools who were afforded facilities or excused school attendance in order to visit the Aldershot Tattoo and the Royal Air Force Display at Hendon in the years 1929, 1930, 1931, and 1932, respectively; and whether the teachers who accompanied their pupils did so in a voluntary or compulsory capacity?


My Noble Friend has no information on the first part of the hon. Member's question. The arrangements for school children to visit displays of this sort are made by the local education authorities or school governors, and no records of them are possessed by the Board of Education. When a party of school children visits a display as part of their school instruction, the teachers selected to accompany them do so also as part of their school duties.

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