HC Deb 13 March 1991 vol 187 cc511-2W
Mr. Dykes

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what guidance and advice he gives to local education authorities on the provision of free school meals in primary and secondary maintained schools; and if he plans any changes in such guidance and advice.

Mr. Fallon

My right hon. and learned Friend has issued no guidance on the provision of free school meals.

It is for each local education authority to secure that such refreshment as it deems necessary is made available free of charge in the middle of the day to pupils whose parents are in receipt of income support.