§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Mr. Skelton)
The number of education authorities not yet operating arrangements under the Milk Act for the supply of milk in schools is 19. Of these, seven expect to be able to institute arrangements either during the present month or immediately after the Easter vacation. Of the remainder, there are three areas, namely, Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City and Kincardine, where the local milk marketing board up to the present has not agreed to carry out the scheme.
§ Mr. SKELTON
There are constant negotiations going on. On the whole, the matter is proceeding satisfactorily.
Will the hon. Gentleman bear in mind that there are 97,000 children who enter elementary schools in Scotland who are physically defective in some way, and will he do all he can to see that those children who are to get the milk get it?