HC Deb 14 December 1979 vol 975 c808W
Mr. D. E. Thomas

asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many schoolchildren in Wales are entitled to free school meals; what proportion of the total school population in Wales this represents; and if he will give the numbers and proportion of schoolchildren in Wales entitled to free school meals within each education authority.

Mr. Michael Roberts

Information on entitlement to free school meals is not available. The number of children receiving a free school meal on a chosen day in October 1978 was as follows:

Number of pupils Percentage of school population
Clwyd 10,778 14
Dyfed 9,718 16
Gwent 14,721 16
Gwynedd 10,372 24
Mid Glamorgan 15,437 14
Powys 2,781 14
South Glamorgan 12,132 16
West Glamorgan 9,080 13
WALES 85,019 16