HC Deb 15 July 1929 vol 230 cc50-1W

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 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?


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.