§ Order of the Day for the House to be put into Committee, read.
§ Moved, That the House do now resolve itself into Committee.—(The Earl of Crawford.)
§ On Question, Motion agreed to.
§ House in Committee accordingly.
§ [Lord STANMORE in the Chair.]
§ Clause 1:
§ Extension of powers as to feeding of school children.
§ 1.—(1) A local authority may spend out of the rates such sums as may be necessary to meet the cost of the provision of food under section three of the Education (Provision of Meals) (Ire-(land) Act, 1914, and, accordingly, the proviso to that section and section one of the Education (Provision of Meals) (Ireland) Act, 1916, are hereby repealed.
§ (2) Where a local authority in any area spend out of the rates any sums for the provision of food under section three of the Education (Provision of Meals) (Ireland) Act, 1914, an amount not exceeding one-half of the sums so expended shall be paid to the local authority out of moneys provided by Parliament, subject to regulations to be made by the Local Government Board for Ireland for the purpose of securing that the arrangements for the provision of food are adequate and are carried out efficiently.
§ (3) The powers of a local authority under the Education (Provision of Meals) (Ireland) Act, 1914, shall be exercisable in respect of children attending a national school within their area both on days when the school meets and on other days.
THE LORD PRIVY SEAL (THE EARL OF CRAWFORD)
I move to amend subsection (1) by inserting, after "A local authority may," the words "be authorised to."
Clause 1, page 1, line 5, after ("may") insert ("be authorised to").—(The Earl of Crawford.)
§ On Question, Amendment agreed to.
§ Clause 1, as amended, agreed to.
§ Remaining clause agreed to.
§ Report of Amendment to be received to-morrow.