§ 45. Mr. ANSTRUTHER-GRAY
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many children in Glasgow are now having a daily glass of milk as a result of the new milk-in-schools scheme; and what is the total number of children in Glasgow having milk in schools?
§ The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for SCOTLAND (Mr. Skelton)
The Glasgow Education Authority have not yet in operation a scheme for the provision of milk under the new milk-in-schools scheme, but the matter is under their active consideration, and a draft scheme has been prepared. I understand that, when the scheme is in operation, about 142,000 children will be included. At present 5,900 children in Glasgow are having milk in schools.
§ Mr. SKELTON
I could not give my hon. Friend an exact date. He will recollect that the scheme was to come into operation on 5th November, but municipal elections and so on have intervened and complicated matters in regard to making arrangements. I would only say that no time will be lost.