HC Deb 05 June 1947 vol 438 c375
43. Mrs. Braddock

asked the Minister of Education whether he can yet state when the free midday meal for all schoolchildren will be operative.

The Minister of Education (Mr. Tomlinson)

No, Sir. The developments and improvements required to provide adequate facilities for free school dinners are still extensive. The work bears a high priority, but I cannot yet estimate how long it will take.

Mrs. Braddock

Can the Minister say whether there is any possibility of these facilities being ready before next winter starts?

Mr. Tomlinson

No, I do not think so.