HC Deb 04 July 1990 vol 175 c574W
Mr. Clay

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will publish the latest figures showing how many children take(a) school meals and (b) free school meals broken down into primary, secondary and special schools; and what proportion of children present they make up in each case.

Mr. Alan Howarth

The information requested for maintained schools in England for January 1989 is as follows:

Total number of school meals provided As a percentage of all pupils on roll Total meals provided free As a percentage of all pupils on roll
Primary1 1,835,516 46 515,395 13
Secondary 1,104,875 38 235,270 8
Special 66,319 71 28,466 31
1 Includes nursery schools.