HC Deb 09 March 1972 vol 832 cc393-4W
Q13. Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Prime Minister if he is satisfied with the co-ordination between the Departments of Education and Science and Health and Social Services with regard to the nutrition of schoolchildren, especially in those areas of the country where unemployment is increasing.

The Prime Minister

Yes. Close co-ordination is effected through the Chief Medical Officer, who acts in that capacity for both Departments. Two out of three of the areas covered by the current nutritional survey of schoolchildren between 7 and 11 are ones with high unemployment rates and other indices of poverty.