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School Milk

Volume 463: debated on Thursday 7 April 1949

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asked the Minister of Education if he can give an assurance that the present milk in schools scheme allows a school doctor to prescribe either free or on payment extra milk over and above the present allowance of one-third of a pint for mal-nourished children apart from those in nursery or special schools.

No. The free supply of milk under the milk in schools scheme is intended as part of the normal diet of all children. Extra milk is obtainable on medical grounds at the child's home from the domestic supplier on payment and on presentation of a doctor's certificate satisfying the medical conditions on which additional milk is made available.