§ 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.