School Meals (Holidays).

Oral Answers to Questions — Scotland. – in the House of Commons on 7th July 1942.

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Photo of Mr Thomas Kennedy Mr Thomas Kennedy , Kirkcaldy District of Burghs

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he proposes to ask education authorities, particularly in the larger burghs and industrial areas, to keep open throughout the holidays, with provision of meals and suitable occupation for the children?

Photo of Mr Joseph Westwood Mr Joseph Westwood , Stirling and Falkirk District of Burghs

My right hon. Friend has recommended in recent circulars that education authorities, with the co-operation of the teachers, should make special arrangements for the provision of meals and of suitable organised activities for the children during the school holidays.

Photo of Mr Thomas Kennedy Mr Thomas Kennedy , Kirkcaldy District of Burghs

Can my hon. Friend say whether there is a very satisfactory response by the local education authorities?

Photo of Mr Joseph Westwood Mr Joseph Westwood , Stirling and Falkirk District of Burghs

As far as the four counties of cities are concerned, they are, I understand, making the necessary arrangements, but we have made special appeals to all education authorities to try and meet the requirements of the children under existing conditions.