§ Mr. Coombs
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make it his policy to issue guidance to local education authorities about meals in schools in line with the nutritional standards recommended in the Committee on Medical Aspects of Food Policy (COMA) report.
§ Mr. Dunn
No. Under section 22 of the Education Act 1980, it is for local education authorities to decide what 123W food they should provide to pupils at school. They have access to a wide range of authoritative advice on nutritional standards.