HC Deb 05 February 1931 vol 247 c2106
52. Mr. TINKER

asked the President of the Board of Education if he can give the average number of children getting meals under the provisions of the Feeding of School Children Act; and will he state the percentage of local authorities which have put the Act into operation?


Excluding holiday periods, the average number of children who received meals each week during 1930 was 146,100, and 152 out of 317 local authorities, or 48 per cent., exercised their powers for the provision of meals during that year.