HC Deb 01 March 1951 vol 484 cc322-3W
Mr. Turner

asked the Minister of Education if he will give a general ruling as to whether Good Friday should be counted as an occasional or ordinary closure.

Mr. Tomlinson

The fixing of dates for school terms is a matter for the school authorities within the general requirements of my Grant Regulations. Where Good Friday falls during term time, I would regard it, for the purpose of my Regulations, as a day on which schools should not be expected to meet for secular instruction.