§ Mr. ALBERY
asked the Minister of Agriculture whether he can give any figures of the milk consumption by school children in the Gravesend division of Kent before and after the introduction of the new scheme; and the numbers of school children availing themselves of such facilities for similar dates?
§ Mr. ELLIOT
The milk consumed daily by school children in the Gravesend division of Kent, with the exception of one rural district for which particulars are not yet available, has increased since2166W the introduction of the new scheme from 1,040 to 5,500 bottles containing one-third of a pint, an increase of over 400 per cent. In regard to the second part of the question, it may be assumed that the number of children receiving the milk corresponds very closely with the number of bottles supplied.