HC Deb 23 October 1972 vol 843 cc206-7W
Mr. Marks

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if she has considered the survey carried out by Dr. A. E. Bender on the quality and quantity of school meals, details of which are in her possession; and if she will authorise a thorough investigation of school meals.

Mrs. Thatcher

The survey in question was carried out over a year ago, and related to a small number of schools in the area of a single local education authority which has already taken steps to put things right where they appeared to be wrong. I see no reason for any action on my part.

Catering arrangements in schools are being reviewed by a committee which I and my right hon. and learned Friend the Secretary of State for Wales set up some months ago in consultation with the associations of local authorities and teachers.