HC Deb 11 April 1946 vol 421 cc2066-7
7. Captain Marsden

asked the Minister of Education whether the conditions under which frozen cooked meals could be provided for schools have been fully considered from the point of view of providing the most suitable types of meals for schoolchildren, cooked under the best possible conditions, and with a great saving of expenditure on kitchens and kitchen staffs.

Miss Wilkinson

I understand that the system to which the hon. and gallant Member refers is still in an experimental stage and that its use on a large scale will not be possible for some considerable time. It seems unlikely that it could be used in connection with the school meals service, which must be expanded with all possible speed.

Captain Marsden

May I ask the right hon. Lady not to disregard the suggestions made, but to disregard any consideration of vested interests and have regard to the path of progress in this matter, remembering that this will be the principal way of feeding in the future?

Miss Wilkinson

I am not at all sure that it is the path of progress.