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Free School Meals

Volume 12: debated on Wednesday 11 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many children qualify for free school meals in Wales; what were the corresponding figures for the last three years; and if he will make a statement.

This information is not available in the Welsh Office.

(£ million 1981 prices)
197519761977*197819791980†1981
Central Government Cash Ceiling640629682656639675
Central Government PSO payments*648571552591640639644
Passenger services paid by Passenger Transport Executives42485559596164
Level crossings grant20191717171717
Total710638624667716717725

Notes:

* Since 1978 the PSO grant has included a special replacement allowance, which is fixed at a constant level of £80·3 million in 1981 prices.

† The figures for 1981 relate to claims agreed for the year, and do not include adjustments to be made in the light of actual results.