§ Sir H. O'NEILL
asked the President of the Board of Education the number of education authorities in England and Wales which oblige head and assistant mistresses in public elementary schools to resign on the occasion of marriage; the number which do not; the number which provide for books and stationery to pupils; and the number which provide school meals?
§ Sir D. MACLEAN
I regret that I have no information which would enable me to answer the first and second parts of this question. All the local education authorities in England and Wales provide books and stationery for the use of pupils attending public elementary schools, and 150 out of the 317 authorities make arrangements for the provision of meals under Sections 82–84 of the Education Act, 1921.