HC Deb 06 July 1927 vol 208 c1253

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland the amount spent on feeding necessitous school children in Glasgow and Scotland, respectively, during last year, and the corresponding figures for the previous year?


In the returns made to the Department the expenditure by education authorities on feeding necessitous school children is not given separately from that on clothing. The nett amounts spent for both services in the year ended 15th May, 1926, were £53,660 for the whole of Scotland and £29,656 for Glasgow. The expenditure last year for Glasgow was £34,940 but this figure is subject to adjustment on audit. I regret that in the absence of complete returns from education authorities, I am not yet in a position to give last year's figure for the whole of Scotland. No particulars are available as to the corresponding expenditure of parish councils, since the records and accounts kept by these councils make no apportionment of aliment, as between adults and younger persons.