HC Deb 15 March 1945 vol 409 c405W
Mr. G. White

asked the Minister of Education for how many children in public and elementary schools, school feeding facilities exist; and how many authorities have arrangements for providing school milk and school dinners, respectively, during the school holidays.

Mr. Ede

The total capacity of school canteens cannot be precisely stated, but on the day of the return made in October last approximately 1,250,000 public elementary school children were having dinner in 13,150 school canteens. The number of authorities making arrangements for some children to have meals and milk during the holidays were 165 and 108 respectively.