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School Meals

Volume 974: debated on Sunday 11 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list the level of public expenditure on the provision of school meals in Great Britain and in each of the EEC member nations.

[pursuant to his reply 21 November 1979, c. 189] gave the following revised information: Net expenditure on the school meals service in England and Wales in 1978–79 was £400 million. The school meals service in Scotland is the responsibility of my hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland. I have no information about expenditure on the school meals service in other EEC countries.