HC Deb 18 March 1908 vol 186 c574

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education whether, in cases of local education authorities of necessitous areas, within the meaning of the Education (Provision of Meals) Act, failing to put the Act into operation, he will make representations to the local authorities on the matter.


The Board of Education are not empowered by the Provision of Meals Act to make representations to local education authorities urging them to adopt its provisions, but shortly after the passing of the Act the Board issued a circular calling the attention of local authorities to their powers under it, and to the advantages that might be obtained by exercising them.