HC Deb 03 February 1983 vol 36 cc184-5W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what is the basis for the assumed school meals charge of 50p a day used in the November 1982 tax benefit model tables, compared with an assumed charge of 45p a day in the April 1980 tax benefit model tables.

Mr. Newton

The assumed school meal charge of 50 a day used in the November 1982 edition the tax-benefit model tables, was based on new information obtained by the Department of Education and Science about charges now being made by local education authorities for a traditional two-course meal.