HC Deb 20 July 1994 vol 247 c296W
Mr. Byers

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland, for each year since 1987, what was the percentage of school pupils entitled to free school meals.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

The information requested taken from annual school meals census returns is as follows:

Percentage of pupils entitled to free school meals
Per cent.
1988 n/a
1989 n/a
1990 16.8
1991 16.9
19921 17.2
1993 18.2
1 Excludes data for 28 nursery schools in Ayr Division of Strathclyde, and 21 special schools in Dumfries and Galloway.
n/a = Not available.

Figures for 1994 are not yet available.