§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is his estimate of the number of schoolchildren in the London Borough of Waltham Forest who will cease to buy school meals as a result of the increased charges recently announced.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
The local education authority estimates that, when the charge for the school meal is raised in April, about 15 per cent. of the children who now pay for their meal will cease to take the meal.