HC Deb 08 December 1986 vol 107 c45W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish in the Official Report the number of children entitled to free school meals at the beginning of this autumn term, and the number now entitled to them after the recent changes for each local education authority in the west midlands.

Mr. Dunn

[pursuant to his reply, 5 December 1986]: LEA returns are currently being processed from the October 1986 school meals census, and results will be published in the spring. The numbers of children receiving a free meal on the day of the census will then be shown for each LEA, but information is not collected on the number of children entitled to a free school meal.