§ 99. Mr. Hector Hughes
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that the present high prices of school meals operate harshly; and if he will take steps to reduce them.
§ Mr. J. Stuart
No. The arrangements for free meals and meals at reduced prices which operate in all areas ensure that no children are deprived of meals because of financial hardship; since the fall in demand after the increase of prices in 1953, there has been a steady recovery over the country generally in the numbers taking meals.