HC Deb 25 February 1971 vol 812 cc223-4W
Mr. Carter-Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many local authorities after demical day will be rounding-up the charges for school meals and how many will be rounding-down.

Mr. van Straubenzee

Local education authorities have no discretion in this matter. The charge from 15th February until the end of the spring term is laid down by regulation as 9p for every meal or 44p per week. These are the respective Shoppers' Table conversion rates for ls. 9d. (the regulation charge for a school meal until 14th February) and 8s. 9d. (the cost of a week's meals at 1s. 9c1. per meal).