§ 41. Mr. Jackson
asked the President of the Board of Education what steps he is taking to see that supplies of fresh milk are available for children attending elementary schools; and whether he is satisfied that, in areas where there are a large number of evacuees, additional supplies are obtainable.
§ Mr. Ramsbotham
My Department is in close touch with the Ministry of Food, who are taking all possible steps by priority arrangements and otherwise to secure adequate supply of milk to schools. The Ministry have made arrangements for transferring available supplies from one district to another in accordance with local needs, and these arrangements take account equally of the requirements of evacuated and local children.
§ Mr. Jackson
Is the right hon. Gentleman also aware of the shortage of milk substitutes and can he arrange that the schools have the first call on them?