HL Deb 23 June 1998 vol 591 c12WA
Lord Alderdice

asked Her Majesty's Government:

On what grounds the decision has been taken to refuse free school meals to the 29 per cent. of pupils at Oakwood Integrated Primary School who appear to be so entitled. [HL2208]

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Northern Ireland Office (Lord Dubs)

There is no entitlement to free school meals in the independent sector. The provision of a school meals service, including decisions as to whether certain pupils may be offered free meals, is a matter for the school authorities.