§ MR. GEORGE ROBERTS (Norwich)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education whether, having regard to the increased and responsible duties now devolving upon school attendance officers as the result of recent legislation, such as the Education (Provision of Meals) Act, which where put into operation has invariably resulted in school attendance officers being called upon to make inquiries and certify as to the necessity or otherwise of feeding children, he will consider the advisability of controlling 535 these officers by his Board, as Poor Law officers are controlled by the Local Government Board, by giving them freedom of action and security of tenure of office.
§ MR. MCKENNA
The extent of the Government programme for this session precludes the consideration of the hon. Member's suggestion, which could only be effected by legislation.