§ Mr. McLoughlin
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to her answer of 29 March,Official Report, column 692, if she will list the same information on school catering for Nottingham and Staffordshire, Surrey and Hertfordshire. 
§ Mr. Robin Squire
The table shows Nottinghamshire, Staffordshire, Surrey and Hertfordshire local education authorities' total expenditure on, and income from, the school catering service from 1982–83 to 1993–94, the latest year for which provisional outturn figures are available.
- 1993–94: 1.90 per cent.
- 1994–95: 1.73 per cent.
- 1995–96: 1.67 per cent.
To maintain comparability, all these figures exclude expenditure on special schools, which only became subject to local management from 1994–95.