§ Mr. G. MACD0NALD
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Board of Education the number of school children in Lancashire who received free milk;. and the quantity of milk dispensed in each of the 12 months ended 31st January, 1933?1613W
§ Mr. RAMSBOTHAM:
The figures are as follow:
Provision of Free Milk Meals by Local Education Authorities in Lancashire (i.e. all Local Education Authorities within the geographical county). Period February, 1932-January, 1933. Month. Number of individual children provided with free milk. Number of Free Milk Meals provided. February 5,083 118,441 March 5,363 125,638 April 5,529 133,435 May 6,123 123,819 June 6,173 146,729 July 6,506 120,113 August 5,948 95,776 September 6,890 139,449 October 7,771 159,293 November 8,300 198,925 December 8,719 176,804 January 8,638 145,483
Notes.—(a) The figures relating to the number of individual children supplied with milk during February, March and April are approximations based on the highest weekly number during the months in question. Monthly returns were not introduced until the 1st May, 1932.
(b) No information as to the aggregate quantity of milk dispensed is available, but the amount given at each "meal" varies from one-third of a pint to one pint; the normal provision is half a pint.