HC Deb 11 November 1936 vol 317 cc891-2W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he will obtain information regarding the number of cases in which outside traders in sweetmeats and biscuits are allowed special privileges of entry into school precincts; whether school staffs conduct or supervise such trading; and how profits so made are disposed of?


The Board have no information as to the alleged practice, which is primarily a matter for the concern of the school authorities. They have no reason to think that the practice is sufficiently widespread to justify them in making complete inquiries. But if the hon. Member has any particular instance in mind they will be pleased to look into it.