§ Mr. Peter Rees
The information is as follows:
Family Income Supplement 100,000 Rent Rebates and Allowances 1,000,000 Rate Rebates *2,500,000 * including most of those who are also eligible for renl rebates or allowances.
No comparable figure for the number of taxpayers entitled to free school meals is at present available. The provision of such meals by local authorities on their assessment of low incomes has, since April 1980, been on a discretionary basis.
No more recent information than that in the previous answer is available on the number of taxpayers entitled to free welfare milk.
As stated in the earlier answer, these estimates are not precise, but are believed to be of the right order of magnitude. They should not be added together, because the same beneficiaries can be included under more than one heading.