§ Mr. Ray Powell
asked the Secretary of State for Wales how many students are currently (a) entitled to free school meals and (b) receiving free school meals in (i) mid-Glamorgan and (ii) Wales.
§ Mr. John Stradling Thomas
Information on the number of pupils entitled to free school meals is not available centrally. The number of pupils in maintained schools in mid-Glamorgan who received a free school meal on 24 September 1982, the latest census date, was 16,605. The corresponding figure for all maintained schools in Wales is 76,276.