§ 24. Mr. Stamford
asked the Minister of Education whether the investigations of the schools medical section of her Department into the recent outbreak of gastro enteritis among a large number of children attending schools in West Leeds have been completed; and, if so, what they have revealed as to the cause of the out break.
§ Miss Wilkinson
I have received an interim report from one of my medical officers which shows that the outbreak affected some 260 children from 14 schools in Leeds served by one central kitchen. The investigation, which is being conducted by the local authority, is not completed and the cause of the outbreak, which though widespread does not appear to have been serious, has not yet been determined. I will communicate with my hon. Friend when I receive the final report.