HC Deb 26 June 1958 vol 590 c44W
71. Mr. A. E. Cooper

asked the Minister of Education if, in order to inculcate appreciation of country and Commonwealth amongst school children, he will make 24th May an annual school holiday.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

It is for local education authorities and the schools to decide when to grant holidays. In my view, sound teaching is the most effective way of achieving the purpose which my hon. Friend has in mind.