HC Deb 13 October 1944 vol 403 cc2080-1W
Mr. Eccles

asked the Minister of Agriculture if he can give estimates, respectively, of the quantity of liquid milk, plus the liquid equivalent of any processed milk, consumed by children in schools in 1938, likely to be consumed in schools in 1947 if in that year free milk is offered to all schoolchildren up to the age of 15, and likely to be consumed in any one day during term in 1947 on the same basis.

Colonel Llewellin

I have been asked to reply. The quantity of liquid milk consumed under the Milk-in-Schools Scheme in England and Wales in 1938 was 26,516,000 gallons. It is difficult to estimate accurately the probable consumption in 1947, but on a rough calculation it is likely that on the basis stated about 53,000,000 gallons will be consumed and that the average consumption per school day will be about 241,000 gallons.