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Free School Meals Aberdeen Oral Question, 28/01/15 [S]

During Portfolio Question Time on 28 January 2015 Kevin Stewart (SNP) asked the Scottish Government how many pupils in Aberdeen are being provided with free school meals following its recently introduced policy.

The Minister for Learning, Science and Scotland's Languages, Alasdiar Allan replied, while that information is not held centrally, we collect data on the uptake of free school meals annually through the healthy living survey, which is carried out in February and published in June. We expect the policy to benefit 135,000 children across Scotland.

For the full answer to this and any subsidiary questions see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 28 January 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report 28 January 2015