To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families how many (a) secondary and (b) primary schools do not have a kitchen, broken down by local authority area.
The Department for Children, Schools and Families does not collect this information. However, the School Food Trust's annual survey which can be found at
www.schoolfoodtrust.org.uk/documents/annualsurvey3 includes information on catering facilities at national and regional but not local authority level. In response to the trust's latest survey LAs reported that, across England, 20 per cent. of primary and special schools had no kitchen facilities (data from 107 LAs). Virtually all secondary schools have kitchens (data from 100 LAs).