A WELSH MP has written to primary school headteachers urging them to order the Queen's Platinum Jubilee commemorative book.

Delyn MP, Rob Roberts, is urging primary school headteachers to opt in to get the book before the May 11 deadline. 

The UK Government has commissioned the commemorative book which is free for all primary school aged children. It is intended as a celebration of the Queen's contribution, duty, and service to the UK over the last 70 years.

Though the Westminster Department of Education, which is meeting the £12m cost of the book and its distribution, is sending free copies for every child at primary schools in England the Welsh Government had told schools they will need to opt in if they wish to receive copies.

The independent MP who has written to heads in Flintshire said: "I am hugely disappointed that the Welsh Government has chosen to make it difficult for children across Delyn to receive their copy of this commemorative book.

"Her Majesty The Queen has dedicated her life in service to our country for the last 70 years.  She is an outstanding example of public service. She has seen so many changes to daily life and she has quietly and steadfastly got on with things.

"The deadline to opt in for this book is growing closer and I strongly urge primary schools to opt in and order this book for their children. 

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"Although the form is relatively simple, to ease the administrative burden to primary schools, they are welcome to contact my office who will complete the form on their behalf."

At the weekend details of the book were announced including it would feature how the UK came together from four nations which would include reference to Owain Glyndwr's military campaign against the English crown.

The MP sits as an independent after he was stripped of the Conservative whip after Parliament’s Independent Expert Panel found he broke the sexual misconduct policy by making repeated and unwanted advances to a man.

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