§ Mr. ALDEN
I wish to ask the President of the Local Government Board a question, of which I have given him private notice: Whether any application has been made by the London County Council for permission to feed the school children of East and South London during the holidays, and, if not, whether, in view of the distress caused by the strike, he will favourably consider such an application?
§ The PRESIDENT Of the LOCAL GOVERNMENT BOARD (Mr. John Burns)
No application, so far as I know, has been made to the Local Government Board. In the event of the London County Council applying for sanction to spend money in feeding children in the altogether exceptional circumstances of the present time the Board will be prepared to sanction reasonable expenses whilst the emergency lasts.