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School Meals

Volume 79: debated on Monday 20 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list those local education authorities providing free school meals to children other than those covered by the statutory requirements; and what proportion of all local education authorities in Scotland these represent.

I assume that the question refers to school meals provided under education authorities' discretionary power in section 53(3) (b) of the Education (Scotland) Act 1980. At the time of the 1984 school meals census ten out of the 12 education authorities were providing free school meals under section 53(3) (b):

  • Borders
  • Central
  • Dumfries and Galloway
  • Fife
  • Grampian
  • Strathclyde
  • Tayside
  • Orkney
  • Shetland
  • Western Isles