§ *MR. KEIR HARDIE (Merthyr Tydfil)
I beg to ask the President of the Loc I Government Board whether, acting on the powers conferred upon his Department by Section 10 of the Act 42 and 43 Vic., c. 54, he will recommend that boards of guardians be authorised to vote the necessary funds to enable education authorities to undertake, subject to proper safeguards, the provision of meals to destitute children.
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
I am advised that boards of guardians would not be empowered by the section mentioned by this hon. Member to give effect to the arrangement to which he refers.† See (4) Debates, exli., 585.