HC Deb 18 November 1926 vol 199 c1943

asked the President of the Board of Education whether, in view of the fact that many school children are unable to take advantage of the educational facilities provided on account of lack of footwear, any steps can be taken to empower local education authorities to provide footwear in necessitous cases?

The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Lord Eustace Percy)

I do not think that the provision of boots and shoes is a matter for the local education authorities to deal with.

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