HC Deb 01 February 1945 vol 407 cc1619-20
37. Colonel Lyons

asked the Minister of Education whether, with a view to progressive improvement and to assist school authorities with practical advice, he will consider arranging for systematic inspection by travelling experts, serving under his Department, of the arrangements in force for the feeding of schoolchildren throughout the country.

The Minister of Education (Mr. Butler)

The arrangements for the feeding of schoolchildren are systematically inspected by the expert inspectors on the staff of my Department, and one of their main functions is to assist local education authorities and school authorities generally with practical advice on the planning and management of the school meals service.