HC Deb 13 February 1940 vol 357 cc617-8W
Mr. David Adams

asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education what numbers of school children in evacuation, neutral, and reception areas are now receiving free meals, and what numbers of these school children are now receiving free milk in schools?

Mr. Lindsay

The information is as follows:

Numbers of public elementary schoolchildren who received (a) free meals, (b) free milk in evacuation, neutral, and reception areas

November, 1939 (latest figures available).
Evacuation. Neutral. Reception.
Free meals 15,020 17,976 23,210
Free milk 17,799 61,918 230,395*
Numbers of individual children receiving free meals and/or milk 25,953 66,280 239,605*
*These figures are incomplete, as some local education authorities in reception areas have been unable to supply returns relating to free milk provided for evacuated school children.

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