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School Meals

Volume 973: debated on Thursday 8 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will establish forthwith a national working party to investigate all aspects of school meals and midday supervision, instruct it to report by a specified date, to make the report public and to pay due regard to the need to provide solutions to the problems.

My right hon. and learned Friend has no plans to do so. The question of midday supervision, including supervision of the school meal, falls within the scope of a joint working party of representatives of the teachers and their employers, the local education authorities.