HC Deb 22 July 1980 vol 989 c661W
49. Mr. Freud

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he has any proposals to establish minimum nutritional standards to recommend to local authorities for the midday meal which should be provided for a child in school on supplementary benefit.

Dr. Boyson

No. Under section 22 of the Education Act 1980 a local education authority is required to make such provision in the middle of the day as appears to the authority to be requisite for any pupil whose parents receive supplementary benefit or family income supplement.