FOI Request - Free School Meals - Capital Costs

Request 101000263122

I request the following information under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002:

1.  An estimate of the capital investment required to deliver free school meals to all primary 1-3 pupils from January 2015?

2.  How the council intends to finance the capital investment required to deliver free school meals to all primary 1-3 pupils from January 2015?

3.  To ask how many primary schools within the local authority area require some form of building adjustment/alteration to deliver free school meals to all primary 1-3 pupils from January 2015?

4.  Of these schools, to ask how many:
a) have completed the building work required;
b) begun the building work required;
c) have not begun the building work required, but have scheduled a date when it will commence;
d) have not begun the building work required and have not scheduled a date when it will commence?

Response 07-07-2014

1. The estimate of capital investment required to deliver free meals is approximately £713,000

2. We will have capital grant of £547k for 2014/15 for the purpose of capital investment to deliver on the Children & Young People (Scotland) Bill.  Any additional capital expenditure will be met by borrowing.

3. 2 schools have been identified as requiring additional hall space

4. No building works have commenced or been scheduled to commence on either identified building

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