Earl of Dalkeith
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is now in a position to indicate the additional number of schoolchildren in Scotland who will qualify for free school meals in consequence of the revision of parental income qualifications.
§ Mr. Gordon Campbell
As stated in the reply given to the hon. Member for Greenock (Dr. Dickson Mabon) on 2nd December, 1970, the number is expected to increase by about one-third in 1971 and there may be further increases in following years.—[Vol. 807, c. 1279.]