HC Deb 15 November 1977 vol 939 cc202-3W
Mr. Kilfedder

asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he intends to make arrangements before 31st July 1978 for the granting of an additional day's holiday to staff and pupils of all schools in Northern Ireland who did not have a holiday on Monday 3rd October, on the grounds of equivalent treatment, having regard to recent industrial relations legislation.

Mr. Carter

No. The closure of certain schools on 3rd October 1977 was authorised by the Department of Education under SR&O (NI) 1973 Nos. 402, 403.