HC Deb 14 June 1951 vol 488 cc207-8W
92. Mr. Gammans

asked the Minister of Education why, in the negotiations between himself, the Durham County Council and the teaching profession, he refused to include any representatives of the National Association of School masters, although several hundred teachers affected by the action of the council belonged to that association.

Mr. Hardman

My right hon. Friend invited the organisations which represent the main body of teachers in the various categories of schools in the country.

7d., has had on attendance at meals since 1st April, 1951, in Glamorgan; and whether he will publish relevant statistics for Cardiff, Newport, Swansea and Merthyr, respectively.

Mr. Hardman

It is difficult to draw reliable conclusions on the evidence so far available, but the following figures give the numbers and percentages of children taking dinners shown in the returns made for single days in February and May, 1951, before and after the charge for dinners was raised to 7d..