§ 62. Mr. Waddington
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what advice he has now given to local authorities to change school hours in the winter months; and if he will make a statement.
§ 69. Mr. Molloy
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will advise local education authorities to have liaison and discussions with parent/ teacher organisations on school hours and related issues.532W
§ Mr. Edward Short
I refer the hon. Members to my reply to a Private Notice Question by the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Birmingham, Hands-worth (Sir E. Boyle) on 28th November. My Department's Circular 23/68 dated 22nd November stressed the desirability of consulting the wishes of parents wherever possible. I am sure that authorities will also consult the teachers.