Free Meals, Yorkshire.

Oral Answers to Questions — Education. – in the House of Commons on 26th November 1936.

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Photo of Mr Joseph Hepworth Mr Joseph Hepworth , Bradford East

asked the President of the Board of Education how many local authorities in Yorkshire now provide free meals for children who show symptoms of sub-normal nutrition; and how many such authorities do not do so?

Mr. STANLEY:

During the month of October, 1936, 24 local education authorities in Yorkshire provided free meals or milk for children attending public elementary schools. Of these, 17 provided solid meals and milk, one solid meals only, and six milk only. Six authorities made no provision for free meals or milk.

Photo of Mr Wilfred Paling Mr Wilfred Paling , Wentworth

What action does the board take in the case of those authorities which make no provision although they may have reports on subnormal children?

Mr. STANLEY:

Perhaps the hon. Member will put down that question.