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Standing Order No 2

Volume 76: debated on Wednesday 3 April 1985

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asked the Lord Privy Seal how many times Standing Order No. 2 has been invoked in each year since 1968; and if he will make a statement.

Before the adoption by the House of Standing Order No. 2 on 12 November 1968 a temporary order with similar effect (agreed to by the House on 12 December 1967) was used six times in 1968. The

Maintained Schools (including nursery and special): England
October 1984October 1983
NumbersAs percentage of pupils in attendanceNumbersAs percentage of pupils in attendance
Pupils in attendance6,613,0266,770,975
Pupils taking school meals
On payment2,243,54833·92,406,95535·5
Pupils bringing own food1,940,68229·31,909,71828·2
Pupils having other arrangements1,280,91019·41,379,42020·4
An analysis of the returns shows the following proportions for primary and secondary pupils, as percentages of pupils in attendance.
Pupils taking school meals53·454·248·247·8
Pupils bringing own food35·734·423·222·5
Pupils having other arrangements10·911·428·629·7
Detailed tabulations on the returns from local education authorities from which these national figures are taken are being placed in the Library.