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Discretionary Grant Awards

Volume 79: debated on Friday 17 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what information he has as to how many applications for discretionary grant awards have been made for each year since 1978–79; and how many have been granted (a) in full and (b) in part.

Statistics on the number of applications are not collated. The number of new discretionary awards made in each year was as follows:

The information requested on provision in England is available in the annual school meals censuses, reports on which are available in the Library.

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will list the average price of school meals in primary and secondary schools in each local education authority and in England as a whole at the latest date for which information is available.

English local education authorities, returns of the price of a fixed meal in their primary and secondary schools are in book 2 of the report on the 1984 school meals census, which is available in the Library. The average of the school meal prices reported is 55p.