asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many children in the United Kingdom are in receipt of free school meals at the present time; and what percentage of the school population this represents.
In respect of England and Wales I would refer the hon. and learned Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend on 16th December 1974 to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Southampton, Test (Mr. Gould).—[Vol. 883, c. 318–19.] I cannot answer for the rest of the United Kingdom.