HC Deb 13 February 1917 vol 90 c448
69. Commander WEDGWOOD

asked the President of the Board of Education how many elementary schools in England and Wales are now supplied with land which the school children can cultivate for the production of market garden produce; and what steps he has taken to increase such production?


I regret that I am unable to state the number of school gardens in connection with public elementary schools in England and Wales at the present time, the number of such gardens in 1913–14, the latest year for which information is available, was 3,189. As regards the last part of the question, I would refer the hon. Member to the Circulars (944 and 979) which were issued by the Board in March, 1916, and January, 1917, and of which I am sending him copies.