Children (Agricultural Work).

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 2nd July 1942.

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Photo of Sir Walter Liddall Sir Walter Liddall , Lincoln

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will make it clear that the arrangements by which school children are to help in agriculture do not involve any interference with the normal school holidays?

Photo of Mr R.A. Butler Mr R.A. Butler , Saffron Walden

In the Circular, a copy of which I am sending to my hon. Friend, I have asked local education authorities and governing bodies, where satisfied of the need by the war agricultural executive committees, to fix up to eight weeks of the total normal school holidays for the year at such times, and where necessary at short notice, as will best suit the seasonal agricultural operations of each locality.