HC Deb 14 July 1981 vol 8 c349W
13. Mr. Race

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if Sir Derek Rayner has reported on the school meals service.

Mr. Macfarlane

The Rayner report on Government statistical services made recommendations, inter alia, on my Department's collection of statistics on the school meals service. The service itself would not be an appropriate area for such a scrutiny since, under the Education Act 1980, responsibility for its administration is vested wholly in local education authorities rather than my right hon. and learned Friend.