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Free School Meals: St Albans

Volume 488: debated on Wednesday 25 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many children resident in St Albans received free school meals in (a) 1997 and (b) each of the last five years. (256975)

Information for 1997 is not available. Information for the last five years is shown in the following table:

Number of children1, 2 resident in St. Albans constituency eligible for free school meals

Number of children

2004

1,080

2005

1,044

2006

982

2007

952

2008

913

1 Includes all full-time and part-time pupils who are solely or dually (main) registered.

2 Includes pupils attending nursery, primary, secondary and special schools, CTCs and academies.

Source:

School Census.