HC Deb 25 March 1948 vol 448 c3330
35. Mr. George Thomas

asked the Minister of Education how many necessitous school children attended the Cardiff Education Committee dining centres for meals during the Christmas holidays, 1947; and whether the feeding of these children is to be carried out during future school holidays.

Mr. Hardman

The highest number on any day was 628, spread over 22 dining centres. As the attendance was small and irregular, the authority have decided to discontinue holiday dinners in view of the waste of food involved.

Mr. Thomas

Whilst I appreciate the local authority's point about the wastage of food, could my hon. Friend tell me how many necessitous children who were fed at Christmas will not be fed at Easter?

Mr. Hardman

No, Sir. I could not give that information.