asked the President of the Board of Education how many children have been State fed in urban schools and also in rural schools during the year 1913; and the total number of children attending urban schools and also rural schools during the same year?
§ Mr. J. A. PEASE
The latest returns from local education authorities taking action tinder the Education (Provision of Meals) Act, 1906, are those in respect of the year ended 31st March, 1913. These returns do not state the number of children fed under its provisions in urban and rural schools respectively, but the following table shows, for all local education authorities concerned, the total average attendance in the schools and the total number of children fed:—
— Total average Attendance at Schools in the Areas whore School Feeding is taking place. Total Number of Children fed. Counties— England 597,768 49,951 Wales 137,677 12,436 Urban districts— England 193,965 18,220 Wales 70,057 28,447 Municipal boroughs— England 190,989 13,233 Wales 5,760 390 County boroughs— England 1,428,069 124,068 Wales 74,561 10,982 London 649,031 100,579