HC Deb 28 November 1957 vol 578 c135W
24. Mr. Lewis

asked the Minister of Education if he will publish in HANSARD a table of figures showing the dates, since 1951, when the prices of school meals were increased, and the number of children, both nationally and in the county borough of West Ham, who were having school meals on each of these dates.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

Yes. The following is the table:

Dinner charge and date of introduction No. of pupils taking school dinners each autumn
Year England and Wales W. Ham
7d. (1st April, 1951) 1951 2,773,527 10,523
9d. (1st March, 1953) 1953 2,679,723 9,035
10d. (1st September, 1956) 1956 3,058,702 9,480
1s. (1st April, 1957) 1957 (not yet available) 8,751

25. Mr. Hastings

asked the Minister of Education if he will revise Circular No. 248, March, 1952, so that persons engaged on the preparation and serving of school meals may be specifically mentioned as being among those in danger of spreading tuberculosis among schoolchildren.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

Yes. I am already reviewing the Circular.