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