HC Deb 19 January 1937 vol 319 cc22-3
52. Mr. McEntee

asked the President of the Board of Education the number of elementary schools in England and Wales that do not provide for the supply of milk to school children, giving separate figures for each county concerned?

Mr. Shakespeare

As the answer contains a large number of figures, I am, with the hon. Member's permission, sending him the information.

Mr. McEntee

Are any steps being taken by the hon. Gentleman's Department to induce or compel local authorities that are not giving milk to do so?

Mr. Shakespeare

We have no powers of compulsion, but we use every power of persuasion.