§ 72. Mr. Spearing
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will now publish her reply to the request of the Association of Education Committees for an amendment to the Education (Milk) Bill that would permit authorities to provide free milk for primary school children between the ages of seven and 11 years.
§ Mr. van Straubenzee
No. The Secretary of the Association wrote to the Department, not to my right hon. Friend, and the reply was sent at the appropriate senior official level. The reply, dated 10th June, drew attention to the imminence of Parliamentary proceedings on the Bill, and to the opportunities thus provided for consideration of issues arising from it.