HC Deb 01 August 1946 vol 426 cc239-40W
Flight-Lieutenant Crawley

asked the Minister of Education whether she has yet been able to get W.B.A. priorities for work on school canteens, kitchens and dining rooms, so that the scheme for feeding children in schools may be implemented.

Miss Wilkinson

For the School Meals programmes, W.B.A. labour priority is granted to a limited number of projects which are exceptionally urgent and where labour for the work would not otherwise be forthcoming. Where, however, the contractor has all or most of the labour needed, or the number of men required is small, W.B.B. priority is accorded in the first instance and has, so far, been found sufficient in nearly all cases. For materials, W.B.A. is the only priority and is granted for all school canteen work, provided that in each case the quantities of materials in short supply are reduced to a minimum.

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