HC Deb 23 March 1905 vol 143 c961

I beg to ask the Secretary to the Board of Education whether his attention has been called to paragraph 360, page 72, of the Report of the Physical Deterioration (1904) Committee, endorsing a recommendation of the Royal Commission (1903) on Physical Training in Scotland, to the effect that cases arise in which it is desirable that the preparation and cooking of meals for underfed school children ought to be regarded as one of the charges incident to school management, and whether he is in a position to assist the putting of this recommendation into practical effect.


My inquiries on this subject have led me to believe that the wisdom of preparing and cooking meals on the school premises, as a mode of dealing with those cases in which children need to be provided with food elsewhere than at home, is seriously open to question.