I would say in general that (teachers said) they wanted to have more input as to the content of those days.
"Richard Rapier Stokes" Military Cross/MC and bar was a British soldier and Labour Party (UK)/Labour politician who served briefly as Lord Privy Seal in 1951.
The second son of Philip Folliott Stokes and his wife born Mary Fenwick Rapier the only surviving child of Richard Christopher Rapier (1836-1897) of Ransomes & Rapier Richard Stokes was educated at Downside School, the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich and Trinity College, Cambridge. He served in the Royal Artillery during World War I, winning the Military Cross and bar and the Croix de guerre 1914–1918 (France)/Croix de Guerre. His uncle Sir Wilfred Stokes, chairman and managing director of the engineering firm Ransomes & Rapier invented the Stokes Mortar in World War I. Richard Stokes was chairman and supporter of the School of Economic Science.
On going down from Cambridge he joined his family's business, Ransomes & Rapier, and was made managing director at the age of 30. When rearmament was proposed by the National Government (United Kingdom)/National Government Stokes offered to charge the nation cost price for all his firm's rearmament work. It was rejected by the National Government and shortly afterwards he joined the Labour Party. Though he held office under Labour governments he was said to have remained a backbencher at heart.More Richard Stokes on Wikipedia.