§ 18. Mr. Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland how many local education authorities now grant partial remissions in charging for school meals; and which local authorities do not make such remissions.
§ Mr. J. Stuart
Twenty-one. With permission, I will circulate the names of the others in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
§ Mr. Hamilton
Can the right hon. Gentleman say how many of those who do not make remissions are Tory-controlled local authorities—all of them are, very likely—and how can he carry out the undertaking to prevent hardship being suffered by children as the result of the recently announced increase in school meal prices if those authorities do not undertake a policy of remission?
§ Mr. Stuart
The fact that they do not undertake a policy of partial remission does not mean that they do not give total remission in necessitous cases. Authorities who have no arrangement for partial 204 remission have been asked to submit them.
Following is the information:
Names of Education Authorities not granting partial remissions Bute. Perth and Kinross. Clackmannan. Renfrew. Dumfries. Ross and Cromarty. Dunbarton. Roxburgh. East Lothian. Stirling. Inverness. West Lothian. Peebles. Dundee.