HC Deb 17 July 1946 vol 425 c234W
169. Mr. M. MacMillan

asked the Minister of Agriculture what additional allocation of nourishing foods he intends to make available for schoolchildren who will be engaged in this year's harvesting, in view of the added physical strain and needs; and what steps will be taken to ensure that all this food is safeguarded for consumption by the children.

Mr. Collick

School harvest camp; already enjoy the scale of allowance applicable to Category "A" Industrial Group catering establishments, and in my view this scale adequately meets their requirements. The management of school camps rests entirely with the schools concerned. Schoolchildren assisting otherwise than from camps are supplied through the farmers who employ them with hot drinks all the year round and with "harvest" rations in busy periods, and so far as I am aware these arrangements work satisfactorily.