§ Mr. Fallon
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services what experiments are being carried out at Aycliffe school under the auspices of the British Society for Nutritional Medicine concerning the inter-relationship between diet and behaviour; whether this is with the consent of those involved; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Currie
I am advised that the British Society for Nutritional Medicine has had two preliminary meetings with staff of the Aycliffe community home with a view to providing a number of children with meals which have less sugar, salt and saturated fats but a higher fibre content than the meals traditionally provided. After a trial period comparisons could be made between those who had kept to the traditional meals and those who had been provided with the new meals. The meetings with the BSNM took place with the approval of the management board of Aycliffe, which is a controlled community home with education. The controlling authority is Durham county council.