HC Deb 05 December 1946 vol 431 cc494-5
44. Mr. Digby

asked the Minister of Education whether she is aware that no school meals have been served at Shipton Gorge School, Dorset, since 27th July, 1945; why they have been discontinued; and when they are to be served again.

Miss Wilkinson

The sending of dinners to this school from Bridport Grammar School had to be discontinued owing to the increased demand at the latter school. A proposal to equip the Women's Institute Hall at Burton Bradstock to supply dinners to three schools, including Shipton Gorge School, was submitted in May of this year and approved in June. There has been unfortunate delay in securing delivery of the necessary equipment, but urgent measures have been taken to deal with this.

Mr. Digby

Is it not a fact that a cooker has been on order from the Ministry of Supply for the last year and a half, and has never been delivered?

Miss Wilkinson

I cannot say. There is a great demand for all this kind of equipment, and for all the reasons which are known to hon. Members there is delay.

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