HC Deb 18 January 1971 vol 809 c208W
Mr. Barry Jones

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many local education authorities in Wales propose to levy a daily charge on children who bring sandwiches to school to eat at lunchtime; what guidance he has given on this matter; and what guidance he proposes to give to local education authorities, in view of the growing practice by children of sandwich eating at lunchtime.

Mr. Peter Thomas

I am not aware of proposals by any local education authority in Wales to levy such a charge. With my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Science, I shall be considering with the local authority associations whether advice can usefully be given on this matter.