School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

(asked on 18th October 2022) - View Source

Question to the Department of Health and Social Care:

To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to enabling local authorities to have a role, on an initial pilot basis, in allocating funding from the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme in their area.

Answered by
Lord Markham Portrait
Lord Markham
This question was answered on 7th November 2022

The School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme is operated by the Department. There has been no assessment of a role for local or regional authorities in the Scheme or reforms to strengthen local procurement strategies. Seasonal produce is used in the Scheme and organic produce may be used.

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