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QUALITY SCHOOL LUNCHES

EDM (Early Day Motion) 413: tabled on 06 July 2010

Tabled in the 2010-12 session.

This motion has been signed by 66 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House recognises that good school meals are essential to protect child health, improve behaviour, develop social skills, contribute to an effective curriculum and maximise pupils' ability to learn and achieve; is alarmed that a quarter of children are now overweight or obese; believes that this makes them more likely to suffer from serious health problems later in life, costing the NHS 10 billion a year; notes that the implementation of food and nutritional standards in primary and secondary schools has seen great improvement in the quality of food served in schools; further notes the significant contribution made by the school catering industry and the 100,000 jobs in the UK economy which depend on it; further believes that local food procurement can support British farming; is concerned that forthcoming cuts to local authority budgets will jeopardise the quality and many benefits of the school meal service; and calls on the Secretary of State for Education to follow the Food for Life Partnership's recommendations to protect the school meal service from the pressures of local authority spending cuts by introducing a minimum spend per pupil for ingredients, enabling a virtuous circle of improved food quality and increased take-up of school lunches, spreading fixed costs further and ensuring that a quality catering service remains economically viable and an essential part of good food culture in schools.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

Alexander, Heidi
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2010
Lewisham East
Ali, Rushanara
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2010
Bethnal Green and Bow
Barron, Mr Kevin
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2010
Rother Valley
Begg, Dame Anne
Labour
Signed on 13 September 2010
Aberdeen South
Blenkinsop, Tom
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2010
Middlesbrough South and East Cleveland
Blomfield, Paul
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2010
Sheffield Central
Brake, Tom
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 24 November 2010
Carshalton and Wallington
Brown, Mr Russell
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2010
Dumfries and Galloway
Chapman, Mrs Jenny
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2010
Darlington
Crausby, Mr David
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2010
Bolton North East
Cunningham, Mr Jim
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2010
Coventry South
Cunningham, Tony
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2010
Workington
Dakin, Nic
Labour
Signed on 27 July 2010
Scunthorpe
Donaldson, Mr Jeffrey M.
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 14 July 2010
Lagan Valley
Dromey, Jack
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2010
Birmingham, Erdington
Durkan, Mark
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 July 2010
Foyle
Elliott, Julie
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2010
Sunderland Central
Esterson, Bill
Labour
Signed on 20 July 2010
Sefton Central
Gapes, Mike
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2010
Ilford South
George, Andrew
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 September 2010
St Ives
Glass, Pat
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2010
North West Durham
Glindon, Mrs Mary
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2010
North Tyneside
Green, Kate
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2010
Stretford and Urmston
Greenwood, Lilian
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2010
Nottingham South
Gwynne, Andrew
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2010
Denton and Reddish
Hilling, Julie
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2010
Bolton West
Hodgson, Mrs Sharon
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2010
Washington and Sunderland West
Howarth, Mr George
Labour
Signed on 11 October 2010
Knowsley
Hunt, Tristram
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2010
Stoke-on-Trent Central
Jackson, Glenda
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2010
Hampstead and Kilburn
Johnson, Diana
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2010
Kingston upon Hull North
Jones, Graham
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2010
Hyndburn
Leech, Mr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 7 July 2010
Manchester, Withington
Lloyd, Stephen
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 27 October 2010
Eastbourne
Lucas, Caroline
Green Party
Signed on 12 July 2010
Brighton, Pavilion
Marsden, Mr Gordon
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2010
Blackpool South
McDonnell, Dr Alasdair
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 10 November 2010
Belfast South
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 19 July 2010
Hayes and Harlington
McKinnell, Catherine
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2010
Newcastle upon Tyne North
Munt, Tessa
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 8 November 2010
Wells
Murphy, Paul
Labour
Signed on 28 October 2010
Torfaen
Onwurah, Chi
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2010
Newcastle upon Tyne Central
Owen, Albert
Labour
Signed on 21 July 2010
Ynys Môn
Perkins, Toby
Labour
Signed on 15 July 2010
Chesterfield
Pugh, Dr John
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 12 July 2010
Southport
Reeves, Rachel
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2010
Leeds West
Riordan, Mrs Linda
Labour
Signed on 27 July 2010
Halifax
Robinson, Mr Geoffrey
Labour
Signed on 6 September 2010
Coventry North West
Rotheram, Steve
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2010
Liverpool, Walton
Slaughter, Andy
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2010
Hammersmith
Swales, Ian
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 6 September 2010
Redcar
Twigg, Stephen
Labour
Signed on 22 July 2010
Liverpool, West Derby
Vaz, Keith
Labour
Signed on 8 July 2010
Leicester East
Vaz, Valerie
Labour
Signed on 13 July 2010
Walsall South
Walley, Joan
Labour
Signed on 14 July 2010
Stoke-on-Trent North
Williams, Mr Mark
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 14 July 2010
Ceredigion
Williamson, Chris
Labour
Signed on 12 July 2010
Derby North
Wilson, Sammy
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 6 September 2010
East Antrim

These members had previously signed the motion, but have now withdrawn their support. The date shown is when the Member withdrew their signature from the motion.