HC Deb 19 February 1948 vol 447 c1314
23. Mr. Viant

asked the Minister of Education if he is aware that a number of head teachers at local education authority schools where distinctive dress is the custom are, despite the short supply of materials, insisting on the parents providing their children with such garments, and, will he send out a circular to the effect that such insistence must cease.

Mr. Tomlinson

The attention of local authorities has already been called to the need for cutting out unnecessary demands for children's school clothing, and special reference was made to the undesirability in present circumstances of prescribing a school uniform.