HC Deb 15 February 1951 vol 484 cc587-8
1. Mr. George Thomas

asked the Minister of Education whether, in view of the increased costs of school uniforms, he will now revise the terms of Circular 210, concerning grants by his Department to local education authorities, which gives assistance in the purchasing of school uniforms.

The Minister of Education (Mr. Tomlinson)

I see no reason to add to the addendum to Circular 210 issued last summer, a copy of which I am sending to the hon. Member. In this I undertook to recognise for grant local education authorities' expenditure on assisting parents to provide school uniforms for girls to the minimum extent considered essential, and for boys to the extent of a cap and badge.