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School Dinners

Volume 961: debated on Wednesday 24 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she will publish a table showing the estimated cost of a school dinner in each educational area; and how much of that cost is attributable to the food used.

My Department does not collect local education authority estimates of the cost of a school dinner, but the relevant figures are contained in "Education Estimates Statistics" published annually by the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy, copies of which are available in the Library.