HC Deb 12 December 1990 vol 182 cc417-8W
Mr. Clay

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what the average cost of a school meal is in 1990 in(a) primary schools and (b) secondary schools.

Mr. Fallon

In January 1990 the average cost1 of a school meal in England was:

Fixed charge2 Pence Authorised spend3 Pence
Primary schools4 68 68
Secondary schools 72 74
1 This is the simple average of the most common charge reported by individual local education authorities.
2 This applies to dining centres.
3 This applies to a cash cafeteria service.
4 Includes nursery schools.