HC Deb 02 June 1932 vol 266 c1307
19. Captain HEILGERS

asked the President of the Board of Education whether, in view of the increased use of milk in elementary schools in the last year, he will take steps to encourage the further consumption of milk in all schools, while at the same time insisting that wherever possible only certified or Grade A milk shall be used?


I am anxious to see a further extension of the arrangements for the supply of milk to children in public elementary schools, and I am co-operating with the National Milk Publicity Council to that end. In approving arrangements for the provision of milk by local education authorities, the Board call the attention of the authorities to the importance of their satisfying themselves as to the purity and quality of the milk, and they recommend the use of pasteurised or tuberculin tested milk.

Viscountess ASTOR

Does not the right hon. Gentleman think it would be a better national policy to spend money on milk for children rather than pay a sugar-beet subsidy?