HC Deb 04 March 1975 vol 887 cc353-4W
47. Mr. Hal Miller

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proportion of educational expenditure per pupil goes on school meals as opposed to books and equipment.

Mr. Armstrong

The proportions of the total recurrent educational expenditure on maintained nursery, primary, secondary and special schools which were spent on school meals and on books and equipment in the financial year 1973–74 were 9.1 per cent. and 4.7 per cent., respectively.