HC Deb 24 February 1938 vol 332 cc538-9
57. Mr. E. Smith

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education the number of school children in receipt of free milk in the City of Stoke-on-Trent and in the Fenton and Longton areas, respectively, on the latest date available and on the same date in the years 1934 and 1935?

Mr. Lindsay

In the whole of the area of the Stoke-on-Trent County Borough Council 149 public elementary school children received free milk in January, 1934, 1,868 in January, 1935, and 3,952 in January, 1938. Figures for the Fenton and Longton areas are not available for those dates but on 31st March, 1935, 141 children were receiving free milk in Fenton and 231 in Longton, and on 1st October, 1937, 123 in Fenton and 342 in Longton.

Mr. Thorne

When a local authority spends a certain amount of money in supplying free milk, is it considered in the block grant?