§ 125. Mr. R. Robinson
asked the Minister of Education on what date in 1951 will the examinations for the new General Certificate of Education be held; and whether, in order to assist the movement for the spreadover of holidays, there will be any consequential changes in the dates of school summer holidays.
§ Mr. Tomlinson
Examination dates for 1951 vary from late in May to July according to the examining body and the level of examination taken. The fixing of school holiday dates is a matter for local education authorities within a prescribed maximum total of holidays for the year. They are well aware of the need for a spreadover of summer holidays.