§ Dr. Dickson Mabon
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will state the number of school children in Scotland receiving free school meals in January, 1970, 1971 and 1972; and what percentage of the total this represents.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
The information is as follows:
January, January, January, 1970 1971 1972 Number of pupils receiving free meals 96,036 97,491 143,762 As percentage of pupils present 11.3 11.1 16.6