§ MR. JOWETT (Bradford, W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if his attention has been called to a recent trial in the county court, held at Bradford, where His Honour Judge Bompas gave a verdict against forty-nine parents for repayment of costs for meals supplied by the guardians of the poor, under the Child-feeding Order of the Local Government Board, in respect to which he refused to hear evidence as to the means of the parents; and will he say if he proposes to take any, and, if any, what action in the matter.
§ MR. GLADSTONE
I have communicated with the Judge about this case, and I will inform the hon. Member when a reply is received; but I have no authority to take any other action in the matter.