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School Meals

Volume 961: debated on Tuesday 30 January 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will publish a table showing the number of children in Scotland who received free school meals in each year from 1973–74; and if he will include estimates from 1978–79.

The information is as follows:

YearNumber (000's)
1978–79160 (estimate)
Apart from 1978–79 the figures are taken from the main school meals census and relate to children taking meals on a day in January each year.