§ Mr. Martyn Jones
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland under what authority the selling of confectionery in schools may be prohibited; and which schools have prohibited its sale. 
§ Mr. Ancram
There are no specific statutory provisions relating to this issue and it is a matter for boards of governors of schools at a local level. All grant-aided schools are, however, required by law to have schemes of management and it is from these that the authority of the principal and board of governors for the day-to-day management of the school is derived.
I am not aware of any schools in Northern Ireland where the selling of confectionery has been prohibited.