§ Bob Russell
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills how many representations he has received on the decision of Essex local education authority to delegate the school meals service to primary schools; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Miliband
Since December 2003, the Department have received five representations about meals provision in Essex; three have been received from schools, including correspondence from a school via my hon. Friend the Member for Harwich. There have also been two emails— one from an Essex County Councillor and a general inquiry from Governor Line.