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Free School Meals

Education written question – answered on 30th January 2014.

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Photo of Karen Buck Karen Buck Labour, Westminster North

To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of children in each type of primary school in each local authority area are entitled to free school meals.

Photo of David Laws David Laws The Minister of State, Cabinet Office, The Minister for Schools

Statistics on the percentages of pupils known to be eligible for and claiming free school meals have been published in 'Schools, pupils and their characteristics: January 2013'1. Tables 3a and 3c (national tables) show these statistics for primary schools, academies and free schools. Table 8a (local authority and regional tables) show these statistics for primary schools in each local authority area.

1Available at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/schools-pupils-and-their-characteristics-january-2013

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