§ Dr. PHILLIPS
asked the Minister of Health whether his attention has been called to a summons for non-attendance at school which was heard on 5th July at Blackwood (South Wales) Police Court; whether, seeing that the reason why the child in question was not attending school was that it had no boots; that the mother stated that another child had only half boots and two at home had no shoes at 51W all; and that, further, having given evidence she fell fainting to the ground and was stated to be suffering from extreme hunger, he will state in what union this woman resided; and whether he will make inquiries of the appropriate board of guardians on the matter?
§ Miss LAWRENCE
My right hon. Friend's attention had not previously been drawn to the case mentioned by my hon. Friend, but he will make inquiries and communicate further with her.