HC Deb 17 December 1971 vol 828 cc213-4W
Mr. William Hannan

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland which education authorities in Scotland have monitoring arrangements to observe the effect on health of the withdrawal of milk to schoolchildren over seven years of age.

Mr. Gordon Campbell

The monitoring arrangements referred to by the hon. Member are a study of physical development in schoolchildren conducted under the auspices of the Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy. The study, which is being co-ordinated by Professor Holland of the Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Social Medicine of St. Thomas's Hospital, covers 20 areas in England and Wales and six in Scotland. I am advised by those responsible for the study that disclosure of the areas selected could affect the success of the study itself.