HC Deb 12 July 1956 vol 556 c51W
Sir A. Bossom

asked the Minister of Education if he will advise local education authorities when making contracts for meat for school meals not to exclude the use of home-produced meat as some are now doing.

Mr. Vosper

My right hon. Friend has told local education authorities that, if a reasonable level of expenditure is to be maintained, the meat they buy for the school meals service must include a reasonable proportion of the cheaper cuts and kinds. Otherwise he has not thought it desirable or practicable to limit their discretion.