HC Deb 08 December 1949 vol 470 c159W
3. Mr. Keenan

asked the Minister of Education what is the average cost of food for the mid-day meal in schools, and the average cost of administration, which make up the cost of 1s. 2d. per meal in schools.

Mr. Tomlinson:

The latest estimates of local education authorities for the current year show an average cost per dinner of 6.7d. for the purchase of food and 7.3d. for all other running costs.