HC Deb 17 July 2001 vol 372 cc133-4W
Mr. Dobson

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the percentage of children entitled to free school meals is in(a) schools previously

Contract Contract Estimated cost (£) Estimated completion date Actual cost (£) Actual completion date
Work permits system hardware Data General 600,000 1992 600,000 1992
Census of employment processing system Andersens 3,900,000 February 1994 3,920,000 March 1994
Personnel system Data General UK 750,00 April 1997 760,000 April 1997
Replacement accounting system WS Atkins Planning and Management Consultants 500,000 April 1999 500,000 April 1999
Supply and Installation of Network Cabling Century Electrical Contractors 525,000 October 1999 525,000 October 1999
Provision of initial IT infrastructure for the Learning and Skills Council ICL 890,000 February 2001 985,000 February 2001
The Government Catalogue, framework contract for ICT goods and related services EDS 15,000,000 October 2001
On-line training system supply and maintenance NETG 748,000 March 2002
Mainframe leasing, system supply & contract management services ICL 24,000,000 March 2002
Software applications development and maintenance service FI Group 33,000,000 March 2002
Framework contract for supply of software to DfEE Trustmarque Solutions 2,500,000 July 2002
Framework contract for supply of personal computers etc. Dell Computer Corporation 15,000,000 November 2002
Framework contract for Electronic publishing services CTPi 778,000 February 2003

designated as specialist schools, (b) schools included in the latest annual list of specialist schools and (c) all other maintained secondary schools. [3163]

Mr. Timms

[holding answer 11 July 2001]The available information is shown in the table.

Percentage of pupils known to be eligible for free school meals January 2000
Schools designated as specialist as at 30 September 2000 14.6
Schools newly designated as specialist as at 30 September 2001 17.6
Maintained secondary schools not designated as specialist schools 16.9

Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if she will extend free school meals to those on Working Families Tax Credit; and if she will make a statement. [3737]

Mr. Timms

My Department has no such plans.

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