HC Deb 20 October 1949 vol 468 c66W
Mr. Anthony Greenwood

asked the Minister of Education how many cases of malnutrition among Lancashire school children were diagnosed during the latest convenient period; and what were the comparable figures for each year between 1919 and 1939.

Mr. Tomlinson

In 1947, under the broad assessments of nutrition made at routine medical inspections, 3.83 per cent. of the 57,074 children inspected were classified as "Poor," the remainder being "Fair" or "Good." In 1938, under a different classification, the nutrition of 8.3 per cent. of the 35,984 children inspected was classified as "Slightly Subnormal" and of 0.42 per cent. as "Bad." I have no separate figures for Lancashire before 1938.