§ Mr. P. CURRAN (for Mr. William Thorne)
asked whether, if any of the education authorities children's care committees decide to feed the children during the holidays, they will be surcharged for the amount of money spent?
The PRESIDENT of the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. Bums)
If a local education authority incurred expense in respect of the provision of meals for 2292 children attending a school during the time when the school was closed for the holidays, it would rest with the auditor to-determine, in the first instance, whether the expenditure was legal or not. If he considered it illegal, it would be his duty to disallow it. I may add that, as at present advised, I am not aware that the education authority would be legally empowered to defray any such expenditure as that referred to.