HC Deb 05 August 1966 vol 733 cc198-9W
Mr. J. E. B. Hill

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what amount and proportion of the school milk subsidy relates to primary, to secondary and to other schools, respectively; and what is the estimated proportion of pupils taking milk in each category of school.

Mr. Redhead

The estimated amount and proportion for 1966–67 of the school milk subsidy relating to primary and secondary maintained schools and non-maintained schools is as follows:

£ Per cent.
(1) Primary maintained 8,765,410 63.4
(2) Secondary maintained 3,993,557 28.9
(3) Non-maintained 1,057,033 7.7
13,816,000 100.0

Information is not available for the proportions of primary and secondary children in the non-maintained schools. Pupils in maintained nursery or special schools are included in categories (1) and (2) according to age, and separate information for these schools is not available.

The estimated proportion of pupils taking milk in relation to the number of pupils present in maintained schools is:

Primary 93.6 per cent.
Secondary 62.6 per cent.

Similar information for non-maintained schools is not available.