§ Mr. R. Gibson
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether school children in the Highlands receive milk on the same conditions as school children in Greenock or Glasgow; and whether he has any statement to make on the subject?
§ Mr. Elliot
The Highland Counties, with the exception of the Western Isles and a part of Argyll, are within the areas of the Scottish Milk Marketing Board and the North of Scotland Milk Marketing Board. Throughout these areas the terms on which milk is provided for the milk-in-schools scheme are the same. In the rural areas, generally, however, difficulties have been experienced in getting the milk-in-schools schemes operating owing to the special problems of supplying milk to small schools in country districts, and there is accordingly a lower percentage of children receiving milk in schools in the Highland areas than in the towns referred to.