§ Mr. Tony Banks
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many children in London are in receipt of free school meals; and what percentage of the total number of London children in schools this represents.
§ Mr. Dunn
The total number of free school meals taken in Greater London on the day of the school meals census in October 1986 was 159,224, or 19.9 per cent. of the total number of pupils present. Information about individual local education authorities is contained in the report on the census, copies of which are available in the Library.