HC Deb 27 June 1957 vol 572 c54W
Sir I. Fraser

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Education what progress has been made in staggering children's holidays, so as to ease the strain on holiday resorts.

Sir E. Boyle

Within the broad limits laid down in my noble Friend's regulations L.E.A.s are free to adjust the timing of holidays to suit local circumstances. But with the educational year beginning in the autumn and with most of the principal examinations held in the summer the scope for staggering school holidays is limited.