§ Mr. Edwards
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what encouragement is given to(a) local education authorities and (b) schools to source locally grown produce for school meals; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Stephen Twigg
In 2003 the Department produced a purchasing guide for schools and LEAs that encourages them to source locally grown produce for school meals. In addition, there are case studies of good practice available on the Teachernet website at http:// www.teachernet.gov.uk/.