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School Meals

Volume 465: debated on Thursday 26 May 1949

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asked the Minister of Education if he will give the number of school-children receiving free dinners, dinners on payment, and no dinners, respectively; and the number of schools providing dinners, at the latest convenient date.

In February, 1949, in round figures 308,000 children in grant-aided primary and secondary schools received free dinners, 2,316,000 received dinners on payment and 2,363,000 children were present but did not receive dinner at school. Dinners were being provided at nearly 27,000 schools or departments.