HC Deb 06 March 1941 vol 369 cc1006-7
24. Mr. Messer

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that there is serious danger of the breakdown of the Milk in Schools Scheme in Middlesex County Council schools owing to the refusal of the milk distributors to supply milk in one-third pint bottles; and what steps he proposes to take to deal with the matter?

Mr. Ramsbotham

Yes, Sir. This matter is engaging my earnest attention, but I am not yet in a position to make any statement.

Mr. Messer

Will the President of the Board of Education secure that the scheme does not break down, because, if it does, there is grave doubt whether it will be again started?

Mr. Ramsbotham

That is precisely what I am doing, and the scheme is giving me very great concern.