HC Deb 24 April 1958 vol 586 c97W
88. Mr. Lewis

asked the Minister of Education whether he is aware that on 1st April, 1951, when the price of a school dinner was only 7d., 2,773,527 pupils took the advantage of having this cheap meal and that this was 49.9 per cent. of the pupils present at school on that date, and that on 1st April, 1957, the price of the school dinner had risen to 1s., and the percentage taking the dinner had fallen to 45.9 per cent.; and when he hopes to publish the relevant figures for 1st April, 1958.

Mr. Geoffrey Lloyd

The figures given in my Answer to the hon. Member on 17th April relate to the number of pupils taking school dinners in the autumn of each year. I expect to be able to give the corresponding figures for this year in the late autumn.