HC Deb 26 July 1990 vol 177 c449W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what consideration he has given to adjusting the school terms and school holidays; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Eggar

My right hon. Friend has no plans to alter existing arrangements for school terms and holidays which allow for their determination by LEAs and school governors. He is aware of current interest in some schools in the possibility of introducing a four term year. He recognises that this would have major implications for many beyond the schools which would require very careful consideration.