HC Deb 28 February 1940 vol 357 c2072
70. Mr. T. Williams

asked the Minister of Food whether he is satisfied that the sugar allowance for school meals is adequate, seeing that milk puddings and fruit dishes form such an important part of the menus?

Mr. W. S. Morrison

I have no reason to think that the sugar allowance for school meals is inadequate. The allowance is, in any case, additional to the domestic ration.

Mr. Williams

Is it not the fact that allowances to cafés are additional to the usual allowances?

Mr. Morrison

Yes, but that does not affect my answer.

Mr. Williams

If there is a special case for the community having a little more sugar than the normal allowance should not an extra allowance be given to these children who have their meals at elementary schools?

Mr. R. Morgan

Is there any possibility of an increase of this absurdly low sugar ration in the near future, especially in view of medical evidence of its insufficiency for these young children?