§ 72. Mr. KING
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Food whether he is aware of the difficulties under which the feeding of boys and girls in boarding schools is now carried on, and that the rations of growing boys of sixteen to eighteen years cannot be reduced without grave danger to our man-power; and whether he has received representations from schoolmasters on this matter?
§ Mr. CLYNES
In common with other sections of the population, boarding schools are at the moment experiencing difficulty in obtaining supplies of some articles of food, and complaints to this effect have been received from some schoolmasters. It is hoped that a considerable alleviation of the situation will result when the measures now being taken to improve and control the distribution of food are in operation. The importance of satisfying the reasonable requirements of boys of the ages mentioned is fully appreciated by the Ministry of Food.