HC Deb 23 February 1938 vol 332 cc376-8W
Major Owen

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education whether he will state the numbers and the locations of central schools in each of the six North Wales counties; the number of boys attending each school and also the number of girls; the names of the schools in which provision is made for drying the clothes of the children; and the names of the schools in which hot mid-day meals are provided; whether they are free; if not, what is the price charged in each case and the names of the schools in which

Senior Departments of Public Elementary Schools in the Six Counties in North Wales.
Name of School. Number of pupils on registers on 31st March, 1937. Number of children provided with milk on 1st October, 1937.
Boys. Girls. Free. For Payment.
Holyhead St. Cybi Council 98 107 69 12
*Bangor Central Council 203 210 11 155
*Caernarvon Central Council 187 196 30 60
*Conway Central Council 131 131 40 56
*Dolgarrog Council Reorganised. 24th August, 1937.
*Llandudno Central Council 211 222 14 186
Llanfairfechan Central Council 62 52 23 48
Llanllyfni, Penygroes Central Council 109 119 120
Portmadoc, Snowdon Street Council 86 73 18 110
Pwllheli Central Council 158 145 50 28
Bersham, Penygelli Council 80 96 37 41
Broughton, Brynteg Council 119 123 23 37
Brymbo Council 88 94 1 80
Cefn Acrefair Central Council 152 145 34 100
Colwyn Bay Central Council 161 169
*Esclusham Below, Rhostyllen Senior Council. 55 49 16 44
Llangollen Council 48 41 2 38
*Llay Central Council 91 89 24 78
*Rhosllanerchrugog Higher Standard Council. 184 217 18 124
Wrexham Borough:
Wrexham, Alexandra Council 273 13 74
Wrexham, Victoria Council 304 56 94
Connah's Quay, Custom House Lane Council. 107 102 60
*Flint Central School 181 180 161
*Hawarden, Shotton, The Deeside Central Council. 184 198 150
West Saltney, Queen's Ferry Council 112 131 35
Festiniog Central Council 134 132
Machynlleth Church of England Reorganised 1st October, 1937.
* Provision is made for drying children's clothes in these schools. No information is available-with regard to the other schools.

According to the Board's information arrangements are made for providing mid-day meals at school canteens in many senior schools in the area of the Caernarvonshire local education authority, the average charge being about 10d. a week. The Board are not able to say whether such arrangements are in operation in all milk is provided; and in how many cases is milk supplied free?

Mr. Lindsay

Following is the information:

the departments of Caernarvonshire schools included in the above list. No-information is available to show that arrangements are at present made in the other counties, but I am making inquiries and will communicate with the hon. Member. So far as the Board are aware no free solid meals are provided for pupils at the above schools.