HC Deb 04 December 1973 vol 865 c372W
Mr. Roderick

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if he will publish the total grants paid out for (a) school milk, (b) school meals and (c) clothing, in Wales in each of the last seven years.

Mr. Peter Thomas

Since 1967–68 expenditure on the provision of school meals, milk and clothing has been an element of local authority expenditure attracting rate support grant. For 1972–73 approximately 58 per cent. of local authorities' relevant overall expenditure was met from Exchequer grants.