asked the President of the Board of Education the number of necessitous children receiving a daily supply of milk free in the counties of Brecon and Radnor, together with the percentage of the total number of children in the area as compared with the percentage throughout the county?
On the latest date for which returns are available, 328 children in public elementary schools in the county of Brecon were receiving a free daily supply of milk. This figure represents 3.98 per cent. of the total number of children attending the schools. The corresponding number for England and Wales as a whole is some 36,000 children, representing 73 per cent. of the total number of children in attendance. No provision for the free supply of milk is made by the local authority for the county of Radnor.