§ 31. Mr. THORNE
asked the President of the Board of Education if he has any information as to the number of children receiving free meals from the various local educational authorities throughout the country for the period 1st November to the nearest available date?
§ Sir D. MACLEAN
During the week ended 7th November last approximately 113,000 children received free meals, including milk meals, under arrangements made by local education authorities in England and Wales. For the week ended 12th March last, the latest date for which complete figures are available, the corresponding figure was 139,000.