HC Deb 15 February 2000 vol 344 c473W
Mr. Ruane

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will list the education authorities that(a) voluntarily adhere and (b) do not adhere to the Minimum Nutritional Standards. [109763]

Jacqui Smith

Regulations to be laid before Parliament in due course, setting out compulsory nutritional standards for school lunches in England, will begin to take effect from September 2000. In the meantime, local education authorities and schools are free to set their own local specification and guidelines.