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School Meals

Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 22 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the estimated cost of administration to provide school meals; and if he will make a statement.

The cost of administration of school catering is provisionally estimated at £33 million in 1988–89, which is the latest year for which information is available. This estimate excludes any local authority general administration costs recharged to individual services.