HC Deb 22 January 1980 vol 977 c109W
Mr. Thomas Cox

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is the number of children attending Inner London Education Authority schools and taking school meals; and how many of these are free meals.

Mr. Macfarlane

On a day in October 1979, 299,047 children were attending schools maintained by the Inner London Education Authority, of whom 186,832—62.5 per cent.—took a school meal. The number receiving free school meals was 67,362—22.5 per cent. of those in attendance.