HC Deb 22 November 1979 vol 974 cc298-9W
Mrs. Renée Short

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he is considering allowing local education authorities to raise the amount of meat substitutes used in school meals from the present 10 per cent.

Dr. Boyson

If the meat substitutes are nutritionally satisfactory there would be no objection to local education authorities making greater use of them in school meals if they wished to do so. The current guidance on the use of fortified vegetable protein foods follows the recommendations of the food standards committee and of the committee on medical aspects of food policy. I understand that a further report on this subject by the latter committee will be published shortly.