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School Meals

Volume 175: debated on Wednesday 4 July 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish the latest figures showing how many children take (a) school meals and (b) free school meals broken down into primary, secondary and special schools; and what proportion of children present they make up in each case.

The information requested for maintained schools in England for January 1989 is as follows:

Total number of school meals providedAs a percentage of all pupils on rollTotal meals provided freeAs a percentage of all pupils on roll
Primary11,835,51646515,39513
Secondary1,104,87538235,2708
Special66,3197128,46631
1 Includes nursery schools.