Lord Hanningfield, who leads Essex County Council and is a Shadow Transport minister, has had a written answer about school meals:
"To ask Her Majesty’s Government how much is spent each day on school meals for pupils attending (a) primary and (b) secondary schools in Essex. [HL89]
The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State, Department for Children, Schools and Families (Baroness Morgan of Drefelin): The department does not collect this information. However, the latest annual survey undertaken by the School Food Trust reports average costs across all authorities as follows:
This seems very good value. However, is the food good quality? What do ConservativeHome readers make of school meals?