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Dinner Ladies

Volume 453: debated on Tuesday 28 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what plans he has to establish regional training centres for the training of school dinner ladies; and who will run such centres. (103651)

The Department recently announced plans to set up a network of regional training schools for school cooks, supported by £2 million capital funding, to improve their cookery skills. Experts on cooking dishes that meet the new standards will train, support and mentor school cooks, including supporting them in their own school. We have asked the School Food Trust to lead the implementation of this proposal.