HC Deb 30 March 1950 vol 473 cc541-2
13. Mr. Dodds-Parker

asked the Minister of Education why a party of boys from the Chipping Norton County School were taken to a Labour Party meeting on Wednesday, 1st February, during school hours.

Mr. Tomlinson

I understand that on this date school games had to be cancelled owing to bad weather and that 11 senior pupils asked for and were given permission to go, instead, to hear an address by the Minister of Education.

Mr. Dodds-Parker

Was the Minister's talk solely confined to soccer, which the boys were unable to play elsewhere?

Mr. Tomlinson

No, Sir. I understand, from the letter I received from the headmaster, that it was not particularly that they wanted to hear the Minister of Education but rather that they wanted to see him.