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Volume 454: debated on Monday 11 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what steps he is taking to protect pupils with nut or seed allergies who buy snacks from school tuck shops and vending machines. (104728)

The decision to provide products containing nuts and the sale of nuts in vending machines is a matter for local decision making. This approach is endorsed by the School Food Trust, who have issued guidance, and the Food Standards Agency, who are working with the National Governors' Association to update their guidance to governors “Food Policy in Schools—A Strategic Framework for School Governors”.