HC Deb 20 January 1949 vol 460 c41W
Mr. Dumpleton

asked the Minister of Education what was the number of school children regularly receiving milk in schools and school meals at 1st June, 1945; and what was the comparable number at the latest convenient date.

Mr. Tomlinson

In June, 1945, 1,700,000 day pupils in grant-aided primary and secondary schools had School dinners and 3,187,000 pupils in these schools took milk. The comparable figures for October, 1948, are 2,720,000 and 4,592,000, respectively.