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School Meals

Volume 226: debated on Wednesday 16 June 1993

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the level of public expenditure on the school meal service in each year since 1979 in cash and real terms.

Net expenditure on school meals and milk (figures for which are not recorded separately) is as follows:

Financial yearCash £000AT 1992–93 prices £000
1978–7917,03147,538
1979–8019,67047,056
1980–8118,08836,568
1981–8217,38132,044
1982–8319,15232,961
1983–8421,57235,484
1984–8522,41735,094
DatePrisonSentenced or RemandDrugs found
18 April 1990BelfastRemandCannabis
22 November 1990YOCSentencedCannabis Resin
22 November 1990YOCSentencedCannabis Resin
22 November 1990YOCSentencedCannabis Resin
13 December 1990BelfastRemandCannabis Resin
15 March 1991BelfastSentencedCannabis Resin
3 August 1991YOCSentencedCannabis
6 August 1991MagilliganSentencedCannabis
27 September 1991BelfastSentencedCannabis Resin
30 September 1991BelfastRemandCannabis
3 January 1992YOCSentencedCannabis
Financial yearCash £000AT 1992–93 prices £000
1985–8624,73936,724
1986–8725,58036,789
1987–8823,95032,650
1988–8922,31828,361
1989–9023,86528,456
1990–9124,15226,663
1991–9226,56427,494
1992–93127,11027,110
1 Actual expenditure not available: figure relates to approved expenditure.

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what was the average price of a school meal in (a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools in cash and real terms in each year since 1979.

The information is available only for fixed price meals and is as follows:

PrimarySecondary
YearCash (Pence)Real Terms (Pence)Cash (Pence)Real Terms (Pence)
197925602560
198035713571
198145834583
198250865086
198355905590
198455865586
198560896089
198660866086
1987709575102
1988759580102
1989809585101
199085949099
199190939598
19929090100100