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School Meals: Poultry

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 9 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills if he will estimate the percentage of poultry supplied to British schools which had been produced by UK farms in each of the last three years. (126631)

This information is not held centrally. However, the DfES is actively supporting the Public Sector Food Procurement Initiative (PSFPI) that includes objectives for increasing tendering opportunities for small and local producers and for promoting food produced to higher standards of production, which should help provide a more level playing field for domestic producers. The Department has also included the PSFPI in the remit of the School Food Trust.