HC Deb 01 November 1937 vol 328 c546
68. Mr. W. H. Green

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether, in view of the criticism of local education authorities in regard to the provision of meals for school children contained on page 49 of the Report of Education in 1936, he will bring further pressure to bear on the local authorities concerned, in order to reduce the number of school children suffering from malnutrition?

The Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education (Mr. Kenneth Lindsay)

It is the practice of the Board of Education to urge local education authorities to make a greater use of their powers where the existing provision of free meals appears to be inadequate or unsuitable for the needs of the area. The position in a number of areas is now being investigated with a view to representations being made to the authorities in suitable cases.