HC Deb 23 June 1927 vol 207 cc2023-4

asked the President of the Board of Education what was the total expenditure by local education authorities in England and Wales for feeding of necessitous children for the year 1926–27?

Duchess of ATHOLL

The returns are not yet complete, but the latest information in my right hon. Friend's possession suggests that the expenditure of local authorities on this service may be estimated at between £800,000 and £850,000. My right hon. Friend will let the hon. Member have a definite figure as soon as he is in a position to do so.