Oral Answers to Questions — Education (ST. George's Day).

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons on 11 March 1929.

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Photo of Sir Nicholas Grattan-Doyle Sir Nicholas Grattan-Doyle , Newcastle upon Tyne North


asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will take steps to establish St. George's Day as a general school holiday, in view of the fact that Scotland, Ireland and Wales each specially celebrate their national festivals; and whether he will recommend that the day prior to St. George's Day be devoted to teaching the principal events in English history?