HC Deb 02 February 1971 vol 810 c334W
Mr. Stanbrook

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is her estimate of the cost to the Exchequer of abolishing all charges for schools meals and school milk.

Mrs. Thatcher

Free school meals for all pupils and free milk for those up to 12 would, I estimate, cost public funds about £270 million a year in England and Wales.

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