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School Meals: Finance

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how much funding for the school meals service (a) in total and (b) per meal was provided by each local authority in the latest year for which information is available; and if he will make a statement. (166682)

The information requested is not collected by this Department. The levels of funding for school meals services are determined at local level by local authorities and schools. This Government are however investing around £650 million of additional funding between 2005 and 2011 to help support the drive towards improved school food.