§ Sir R. THOMAS
asked the President of the Board of Education whether there are any State-supported or State-aided schools in England and Wales which give their scholars less than one complete week's holiday at Christmas and Easter; and, if so, will he, in the interests of the health of both scholars and teaching staff, take steps to enforce a minimum of at least one week at each of those seasons?
§ Lord E. PERCY
I have no information which would enable me to answer the first part of the question. The length of school holidays is a matter for the school and local education authorities, and I do not think that any useful purpose would be served by my intervening.