§ Sir G. de Freitas
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what percentage of children at school in the East Midlands had school meals at the most recent convenient date in October 1973; and how this compares with the figures for October 1970, October 1971, and October 1972.
§ Mrs. Thatcher
On a day in October 1973, 64.1 per cent. of the pupils present 33W at maintained schools in the East Midlands Region took the school dinner. This compares with 63.5 per cent. in October 1970, 57.4 per cent. in October 1971 and 61.3 per cent. in October 1972.