HC Deb 06 March 1912 vol 35 c379

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware of the suffering caused amongst ten of thousands of poor children by the inability of local authorities to incur the expenditure necessary to feed such children during holiday times; and if, with a view to putting an end to such suffering during the forthcoming holidays, he will arrange for sufficient time being given to allow the House to pass the necessary amending Bill to enable such feeding to take place?


I am not aware that any Bill for this purpose is before the House. The Government are, however, prepared to give favourable consideration to the principle.