HC Deb 08 June 1939 vol 348 cc607-8W
Mr. Tomlinson

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland under what authority the Scottish local education authorities exercise powers with respect to the provision of clothing and footwear for necessitous schoolchildren, which cannot be exercised by the English and Welsh local education authorities?

Mr. Wedderburn

The powers of education authorities in Scotland to provide clothing (including footwear) for necessitous school children in certain circumstances are derived from Section 6 of the Education (Scotland) Act, 1908.