Labour MPs, including Garston's Maria Eagle have voted for a longer break in February. Half-term is usually a week. Most people in employment carry on working as normal through it - they have to. MPs however have just voted to have not just half term as a break from the Commons but an extra two days and part of another day added on. I say MPs but actually it was only Labour MPs who voted in favour. Lib Dems and Conservatives voted against.
The record of the vote is on the Hansard website.
(Hat tip to Iain Dale)