HC Deb 04 March 1975 vol 887 c352W
40. Mr. Newens

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will introduce legislation to make it a statutory duty for local education authorities to provide certain items of school clothing, including sports and physical education kit, for children in need.

Mr. Prentice

The authorities have discretionary powers in this respect and I have no plans at present for any changes in these arrangements.

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