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School Milk (Quality)

Volume 497: debated on Wednesday 19 March 1952

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asked the Minister of Education what guidance is given to schools or to local education authorities whether a preference should be given for the provision of tubercular-tested or of pasteurised milk for their children.

The local medical officer of health is responsible for approving the source and quality of the milk supplied for drinking in schools. It is the policy of my right hon. and gallant Friend the Minister of Food and myself to try to ensure that milk supplied to the schools is either pasteurised or tuberculin tested.