§ 30. Mr. Ridley
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education how many elementary, central, and secondary schools, respectively, are not equipped with facilities for providing meals for scholars or with facilities for heating meals provided by the scholars themselves?
I regret that I have not the information for which the hon. Member asks. The Board are, however, sending out a questionnaire about school meals to be filled up and returned early in October in respect of each grant-earning secondary school. As regards elementary schools, where reorganisation involves the transport of many children long distances to new senior schools from which they cannot get home in the middle of the day, it is the Board's regular practice to require suitable provision for a mid-day meal and/or the warming of food.