HC Deb 21 February 1907 vol 169 c1045
MR. GULLAND (Dumfries Burghs)

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether his proposed Education Bill for Scotland will include the provision of meals for school children; and whether he will consider the granting of powers for medical inspection and for the establishment of play centres, more stringent regulations for enforcing compulsory attendance, and the extension of the definition of cruelty, so that parents may be prosecuted who allow their children to be insufficiently clothed or verminous

THE SECRETARY for SCOTLAND (Mr. Sinclair,) Forfarshire

Provision of meals will be included. The various other matters mentioned by my hon. friend are under consideration, but it is not possible as yet to give any further information in regard to the contents of the Bill.