§ Mr. McCusker
asked the Secretary of State for Wales what is the amount of subsidy paid per annum to provide school meals in Wales; and what proportion is paid to subsidise the cost of midday meals to boarding pupils.
§ Mr. John Stradling Thomas
The net recurrent cost of the school meals service for maintained schools in Wales is provisionally estimated to have been £27.6 603W million in 1983–84. Information as to the cost of subsidising midday meals for boarding pupils is not available centrally.