§ Dr. Stuttaford
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what experiments her Department is carrying out to reduce the cost of school meals by bulk buying of frozen foods and by the use of infra red and other quick cooking stoves.
§ Mr. van Straubenzee
My Department has no power to carry out experiments of this nature, but a grant has been made towards the cost of an experiment in the blast-freezing of school meals being carried out by the Procter Department of Food and Leather Science, Leeds University. Also, close contact is maintained with local education authorities who are experimenting with new and more economic methods of providing the school meal.