§ 10. Mr. CHORLTON
asked the President of the Board of Education whether as the food value of herring is so high and the quantity available so great, he will make arrangements to supply schools in a similar manner to that which is used for milk at the present time?
§ The PRESIDENT of the BOARD of EDUCATION (Mr. Oliver Stanley)
I am afraid it would prove impracticable to distribute herring in schools in the manner suggested by my hon. Friend. In view of the high food value of herring, however, I should welcome their increased use as part of the mid-day meals supplied at feeding centres and school canteens.
§ Mr. CHORLTON
Will my right hon. Friend consult the several gentlemen who represent herring districts?
§ Mr. STANLEY
I shall always be glad to consult them, but until someone has found a herring that has no bone and does not require cooking I am afraid that the consultation would not be of much value.
§ Sir MURDOCH McKENZIE WOOD
Will the right hon. Gentleman communicate with the Herring Board, who may be able to satisfy him as to the possibility of getting over those difficulties?