HC Deb 07 August 1972 vol 842 c309W
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

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