HC Deb 08 May 1934 vol 289 cc929-30
60. Mr. MAINWARING (for Mr. D. DAVIES)

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education how much money was recovered from parents in respect of charges for medical treatment during the last school year?


The amount recovered from parents in respect of the medical treatment of children attending public elementary schools during the financial year 1931–32, the latest period for which complete audited accounts of local education authorities are yet available, was £69,370.

Viscountess ASTOR

Does the hon. Member realise that the Chief Medical Officer of Health has stated that a great many of the illnesses of children at school are due to neglect between the ages of two and five, and that there is no other way of dealing with them except by opening nursery schools?


May I ask whether these recoveries were voluntary?