Mr. John D. Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many schoolchildren in Northern Ireland currently receive(a) free and (b) subsidised school meals; and what were the figures (i) five and (ii) 10 years ago. 
§ Mr. Ancram
The information is provided in the following table:
Year Pupils receiving free school meals Pupils receiving subsidised school meals 19951 83,073 99,549 1991 77,005 87,189 1986 98,233 66,600 1 Latest year available.