HC Deb 19 December 1946 vol 431 c2176
98. Mr. Driberg

asked the Minister of Education if it is still the policy of His Majesty's Government that school canteens should have equal priority with housing in the allocation of building labour and materials.

Mr. Hardman

The provision of school canteens is in general essential and urgent as part of the Family Allowances Scheme. These projects are eligible on their merits for the highest priority in cases where the work cannot proceed satisfactorily without it.

Mr. Driberg

Does that mean, taking the country as a whole, that progress is being made?

Mr. Hardman

The answer to that is certainly in the affirmative.