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Schools: Kitchens

Volume 715: debated on Tuesday 15 December 2009

Question

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what percentage of (a) primary, and (b) secondary schools have their own kitchens producing school meals for pupils. [HL236]

The Department for Children, Schools and Families does not collect this information. However, the report of the School Food Trust's fourth annual survey of take up of school meals in England includes information on catering facilities at national and regional level; although not at local authority level. In response to the trust's 2009 survey, local authorities reported that, across England, 75 per cent of primary schools and 94 per cent of secondary schools had a full production kitchen.