§ 36. Mr. SANDHAM
asked the President of the Board of Education how many free meals were given to school children in the cotton-weaving districts of Lancashire in the weeks ending 24th January and 14th February, 1931?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD OF EDUCATION (Mr. Morgan Jones)
It is not practicable to give precise figures for all districts of Lancashire in which cotton-weaving is carried on; but in those boroughs and county boroughs where it is the predominant industry the number of free meals given to school children was 14,905 in the week ending 24th January, and 16,819 in the week ending 7th February. Figures for the week ending 14th February are not yet available. The figures given do not cover any part of the area for which the Lancashire County Council is the authority for elementary education, as the returns submitted by that authority relate to their area as a whole and not to separate districts.