HC Deb 12 April 1934 vol 288 cc474-5
29. Mr. T. SMITH (for Mr. T. WILLIAMS)

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education if he will furnish a list showing those authorities which, under Sections 82 to 84 of the Education Act, 1921, provide meals, respectively, only on days when the school meets, on days when the school meets and Saturdays and Sundays, and on school days, Saturdays and Sundays, and during holidays?


As the answer involves a considerable amount of detail, I will, with the hon. Member's permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Following is the answer:

useful work in training children how to avoid these dangers is being carried on in the schools by local authorities and teachers in co-operation with the National Safety First Association.


In view of the importance of this instruction, will my hon. Friend consider having it included in the regular weekly curriculum of the schools?


I am afraid that I cannot do that, but I can assure the hon. Member that a great deal of attention is given to training in this subject in the schools.

Viscountess ASTOR

Does not the hon. Gentleman think that the teaching of temperance in the schools would do great deal towards helping to reduce road accidents?

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