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School Meals

Education and Skills written question – answered on 29th June 2005.

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Photo of Paul Burstow Paul Burstow Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills pursuant to her Answer of 9 June 2005, Official Report, column 698W, on school meals, (a) when she expects to decide how best to capture information about schools meals provision and (b) what information about school meals provision is collected by (i) her Department and (ii) other Government departments.

Photo of Jacqui Smith Jacqui Smith Minister of State (Schools and 14-19 Learners), Department for Education and Skills

Our intention is to send schools a questionnaire covering the relevant information about school meals provision before they break for the summer holidays.

The Department for Education and Skills collects information on eligibility and take-up of free school meals. Other Government departments do not collect information about school meals.

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