HC Deb 05 February 1948 vol 446 cc317-8W
105. Mr. Randall

asked the Minister of Education what steps are being taken to provide for care and attention to children at school whose mothers are working in the cotton industry.

Mr. Tomlinson

Local education authorities have been asked to consider providing for the care of school children outside school hours by means of play centres, and 11 local education authorities in Lancashire have made financial provision for this purpose. Of the schools and classes for children under five in Lancashire many are open during school holidays and for extended hours during term-time. School dinners are also available in all these local education authority areas.