§ Mr. MILLS
asked the President of the Board of Education if his attention has been called to the resolutions passed by the Kent local authorities in favour of a spread-over of the holiday period for elementary, central and secondary schools between June and September; and whether, in view of the losses sustained by both holiday-makers and seaside resorts owing to inclement weather, he will inquire into the possibility of such a change?
§ Mr. LEES-SMITH
My attention has not been called to the resolutions in question, but the matter has been brought to the notice of my Department on several occasions in previous years. Ender the provisions of the Education Act the fixing of school holidays is a matter which lies within the discretion of the local education authorities.