HC Deb 18 March 1948 vol 448 cc2289-90
77. Mr. Symonds

asked the Minister of Education if during the next school holidays he will, as an experiment, authorise school milk to be collected from the school or distributing centre and consumed at home.

The Minister of Education (Mr. Tomlinson)

For the reasons given in reply to my hon. Friend on 15th December last, I should not feel justified in authorising such an experiment.

Mr. Symonds

Is not my right hon. Friend aware that in ensuring that a minority do not abuse this, he is depriving the very large majority of something which they could very well use?

Mr. Tomlinson

In the suggested experiment, somebody must fetch the milk. The procedure at present is that children who require milk can go to school and drink it.

Squadron-Leader Fleming

In cases where schools make arrangement; for children to go to school camps during the holidays, are any special arrangements made about the provision of milk?

Mr. Tomlinson

Milk can be provided at the camp.