HC Deb 22 February 1951 vol 484 c228W
97. Mr. De la Bère

asked the Minister of Education whether he will consult with the Minister of Fuel and Power so as to ensure that the pupils of elementary schools where there is no coal supply are not compelled to attend classes until some coal is made available to the schools, in view of the danger to their health and the concern of their parents.

Mr. Tomlinson

Local education and other school authorities can be relied upon to exercise their discretion to close a school temporarily in the event of a shortage of fuel supplies. Temporary closures for this reason have so far been few in number and of short duration.