HC Deb 20 March 1919 vol 113 cc2275-6W

asked the President of the Board of Education if he is aware that in a recentaction in the Glamorgan Assize Court, brought by Mr. J. Finlay against the governors of Howells School for Girls, Llandaff, the evidence revealed the fact that the dietary and hours of the school are worse than those in reformatory schools, and that no one seems to be liable or responsible for this state of affairs; that although the Court decided against the plaintiff, the jury and judge expressed the opinion that Mr. Finlay had done a public service in bringing forward the case, and that an official ought to be immediately responsible to the governors for drawing up a dietary scale and time table, to be approved by the medical officer, and for keeping the same observed and revised; and whether he is prepared to take any steps to enforce the immediate appointment of someone who will be held responsible for the proper nourishment of children at this and all other public schools?


I have only seen the Press reports of this case, and am making inquiries. I have no reason to doubt that the governing body of the school are giving the matter their immediate attention.