§ Colonel Sir A. SPROT
asked the Secretary for Scotland if his attention has been 1340W drawn to the appointment of a committee by the Fifes-hire education authority with the object of assisting, out of the education rate, the children of sixty miners who have been on strike at Lochore for three weeks; and whether it is intended that the, statutory provision for feeding necessitous children should apply to cases arising from the parents being involved in labour disputes?
§ Mr. MUNRO
My attention has not been drawn to the appointment of the committee in question, nor have I any knowledge of its. constitution and alleged objects. Under Section 6, however, of the Education (Scotland) Act, 1908, education authorities have certain duties as regards the feeding of school children. The Section prescribes a certain procedure to be followed by the education authority in the exercise of their powers in this matter, and if the education authority exceeds these powers the matter is one for decision by a Court of law.