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School Meals

Volume 972: debated on Thursday 25 October 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list the average cost of the food provided for each child for dinners taken under the schools meal service in the United Kingdom as a whole and in each local education authority.

The average food cost per meal for England and Wales in 1978–79 was 16·58p. Figures for individual local education authorities are given in the following table. My Department does not have figures for Scotland or Northern Ireland.

p
Greater Manchester
Bolton17·38
Bury16·09
Manchester15·97
Oldham16·91
Rochdale15·82
Salford16·78
Stockport15·77
Tameside15·33
Trafford17·49
Wigan15·90
TOTAL16·30
South Yorkshire
Barnsley15·92
Doncaster16·28
Rotherham17·23
Sheffield15·26
TOTAL16·08
West Yorkshire
Bradford18·39
Calderdale16·63
Kirklees14·78
Leeds14·59
Wakefield15·49
TOTAL15·76
p.
Tyne and Wear
Gateshead16·77
Newcastle/Tyne17·20
North Tyneside16·39
South Tyneside17·06
Sunderland15·29
TOTAL16·48
West Midlands15·07
Merseyside17·47
Greater Manchester16·30
South Yorkshire16·08
West Yorkshire15·76
Tyne and Wear16·48
TOTAL MET. DISTRICTS16·05
Non-Metropolitan Counties
Isles of Scilly
Avon15·63
Bedfordshire17·61
Berkshire15·15
Buckinghamshire17·29
Cambridgeshire15·77
Cheshire16·52
Cleveland17·44
Cornwall15·87
Cumbria18·13
Derbyshire15·78
Devon17·95
Dorset17·72
Durham16·28
East Sussex17·00
Essex16·34
Gloucestershire17·24
Hampshire17·55
Hereford & Worcester15·22
Hertfordshire17·08
Humberside17·30
Isle of Wight15·07
Kent15·05
Lancashire16·50
Leicestershire15·70
Lincolnshire19·30
Norfolk16·46
North Yorkshire19·05
Northamptonshire15·05
Northumberland15·54
Nottinghamshire17·54
Oxfordshire15·07
Salop16·84
Somerset15·25
Staffordshire13·93
Suffolk16·51
Surrey16·82
Warwickshire16·84
West Sussex15·85
Wiltshire15·94
TOTAL16·50
Welsh Counties
Clwyd18·83
Dyfed19·88
Gwent17·14
Gwynedd17·14
Mid-Glamorgan17·20
Powys20·25
South Glamorgan14·56
West Glamorgan17·92
Total17·73
p.
England:
Greater London17·53
Metropolitan District16·05
Non-Metropolitan Counties16·50
Total16·51
Total Welsh Counties17·73
Total England16·51
Total (England and Wales)16·58
Greater London
Barking15·24
Barnett17·12
Bexley18·10
Brent17·49
Bromley18·27
Croydon17·99
Ealing19·53
Enfield17·73
Haringey18·24
Harrow14·59
Havering17·94
Hillingdon16·64
Hounslow18·67
Kingston upon Thames16·08
Merton19·05
New Ham16·61
Redbridge16·24
Richmond upon Thames15·77
Sutton16·37
Waltham Forest14·58
Total outer London17·33
ILEA17·91
Total Greater London17·53
West Midlands: Metropolitan Districts
Birmingham15·43
Coventry15·69
Dudley15·35
Sandwell14·26
Solihull14·30
Walsall15·83
Wolverhampton13·15
Total15·07
Merseyside:
Knowsley16·23
Liverpool23·15
St. Helens14·91
Sefton13·18
Wirral15·07
Total17·47