HC Deb 09 March 1972 vol 832 c1643
24. Mr. Deakins

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many children in the London Borough of Waltham Forest between seven and 11 years of age are getting free school milk on medical grounds.

Mrs. Thatcher

The latest information available to the Department relates to last October when the number was seven.

Mr. Deakins

Will the Secretary of State tell me whether that number is low because of lack of need—which I find difficult to believe in a place like Waltham Forest—or because there has not been sufficient time for the medical officer of health to examine the children to find out whether they would qualify?

Mrs. Thatcher

I should adjudge the latter.

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