HC Deb 05 February 1918 vol 101 c2127W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether, in view of the daily increasing urgency of the food shortage in London at the present time and the inability of mothers, who have to stand in queues all the morning, to cook dinners for their children, and the absence from school of many children in order to stand in queues themselves, he has consulted the Ministry of Food; and whether he will now take the responsibility of urging upon the local education authority the desirability of at once instituting school dinners on an extensive scale for the poorer districts of the Metropolis?


I have been asked to reply. The Ministry of Food are preparing a scheme for dealing with communal feeding, which embraces the feeding of school children in all densely populated areas.

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