§ MR. CROOKS (Woolwich)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether, in the event of his Department deciding to send a circular to the London boards of guardians calling their attention to the necessity of granting to teachers of elementary schools sufficient food or money to enable them to deal with children who were in need of food, he will arrange to take such steps as may be necessary to make the cost of such relief a legal charge upon the Metropolitan Common Poor Fund.
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
The object which the hon. Member has in view could only be effected by legislation, and I could not give any promise to introduce a Bill on the subject.