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Wednesday, 24 October 1973
Page: 1387

Senator TOWNLEY (TASMANIA) -No doubt the Minister representing the Minister for Health will have noted a question I asked last week concerning milk for school children. In that question I asked that the milk supply be continued until a Commonwealth nutritional survey could be carried out. I now ask: Has the Minister seen a technical note by J. E. Coy, who is a nutrition officer in the Tasmanian Department of Health Services, in which it is shown that some Tasmanian children receive as little as 6.7oz of milk a day at home and so are in need of school milk? If he has not seen this note, will he bring it and any other information available from the Tasmanian Department of Health Services to the attention of the Commonwealth Department of Health when it reconsiders the proposal to cut out the supply of milk to school children?

Senator Douglas McClelland (NEW SOUTH WALES) Senator Townley was good enough to show me at the commencement of question time an article headed 'Milk Consumption of Tasmanian School Children' written by Joanna Coy, the nutrition officer of the Department of Health Services in Hobart. I notice that the article appeared in the 'Australian Journal of Dairy Technology' of June 1972. 1 will certainly draw the attention of my colleague the Minister for Health to the article referred to.

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