§ 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.