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Free School Meals

Volume 264: debated on Thursday 19 October 1995

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To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what proportion of (a) primary school children and (b) secondary school children have been eligible for free school meals in the last three financial years in each English and Welsh county. [36772]

Information on pupils known to be eligible for free school meals in each local education authority area in England in 1993,1994 and 1995 (provisional) is shown in the table.

Percentage of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals (1)in maintained primary and secondary schools in each local education
199319941995 (provisional)
PrimarySecondaryPrimarySecondaryPrimarySecondary
Stockport181417141816
Tameside241924202520
Trafford191920201921
Wigan211721182118
Barnsley262227232723
Doncaster272128232824
Rotherham241725192519
Sheffield322428242825
Bradford273027312731
Calderdale211622182319
Kirklees221723182319
Leeds201821192219
Wakefield201621172018
Gateshead292430252926
Newcastle upon Tyne402741274028
North Tyneside231724182519
South Tyneside352436263727
Sunderland302429263028
Isles of Scilly536361140
Avon221521162014
Bedfordshire201521172117
Berkshire137149149
Buckinghamshire879999
Cambridgeshire161217131713
Cheshire161117121712
Cleveland292530383128
Cornwall191519161916
Cumbria151016121712
Derbyshire181324141814
Devon201221132013
Dorset991010910
Durham251625172520
East Sussex211622182117
Essex171119121813
Gloucestershire161017111510
Hampshire171017111611
Hereford and Worcester10811101110
Hertfordshire13914101410
Humberside221724172218
Isle of Wight251827212419
Kent171219131914
Lancashire261825202420
Leicestershire241218131813
Lincolnshire89810810
Norfolk201017111711
North Yorkshire297127128
Northamptonshire111012131313
Northumberland201219131913
Nottinghamshire231825202521
Oxfordshire1391310129
Shropshire181218141814
Somerset121013111311
Staffordshire191320132014
Suffolk151116121612
Surrey116127118
Warwickshire148159149
West Sussex158159159
Wiltshire16915101510
England221622182218
(1) Day pupils known to be eligible for a free school mean as a percentage of day pupils on roll