HC Deb 30 March 1950 vol 473 c540
10. Dr. Barnett Stross

asked the Minister of Education whether he will take steps to enable school children to receive their allowance of milk during school holidays.

The Minister of Education (Mr. Tomlinson)

Local education authorities know from paragraph 19 of Circular 119, of which I am sending my hon. Friend a copy, that they may organise centres to provide school children with milk during school holidays if there is sufficient demand.

Dr. Stross

While thanking my right hon. Friend for his answer, may I ask whether it would be possible now, in view of the de-rationing of milk, to organise the presentation of vouchers to school children which could be exchanged with milkmen for milk during their holidays?

Mr. Tomlinson

We have looked at this matter, and the difficulties of administering a scheme of that kind far outweigh its importance.