HC Deb 04 July 1974 vol 876 c268W
Mr. Reid

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what his estimate is of the total cost involved in providing free school dinners for all children attending primary and secondary schools in Scotland.

Mr. William Ross

It is estimated that the total cost of providing free dinners for all the children in education authority primary and secondary schools would have been approximately £51 million for the school session 1973–74.