Sir F. HALL
asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that the local education authority of Port Talbot gave the school children a holiday on 12th February in celebration of the appointment of the present Government; and whether, seeing that this authority receives financial assistance by grants or otherwise from the Imperial Exchequer, he will advise this authority that they are not justified in manifesting a political bias in the administration of Imperial and local funds?
§ Mr. C. TREVELYAN
I imagine that most places in the country regard the elevation of their Member to the position of Prime Minister as something more than a party event. It is not likely to occur many times to any constituency in the course of a thousand years. As the Board is not accustomed to interfere with local1362W authorities in arranging school holidays, I do not imagine that the House would wish me to take any exceptional action in this case.