§ 20. Mr. T. SMITH
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education if he will furnish as complete a return as the board's information allows of the approved income scales now in force in the various local education authorities' areas for determining which children shall receive free meals, under Sections 82–84 of the Education Act, 1921?
§ The PARLIAMENTARY SECRETARY to the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Ramsbotham)
As explained in the reply given to the hon. Member on the 10th April, the information in the possession of the board is not reliable in the case of local education authorities who have been providing meals for a long period. It would, therefore, not be possible to furnish even an approximately complete return without obtaining from the various authorities information as to the income scales now in force.