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Meals, School Childken

Volume 236: debated on Monday 10 March 1930

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asked the President of the Board of Education how many local education authorities are providing meals for school children; approximately how many children are fed during the winter months: and the total cost?

142 local education authorities are at present providing meals for school children. During the last few months the number of children fed has varied from about 130,000 in November, 1929, to 157,000 in February, 1930. The net cost to the authorities in the year 1928–29 was about £227,000.