Decision details

Procurement of Halal Meat

Decision Maker: Assistant City Mayor - Children, Young People & Schools

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


(1)  To approve the reintroduction of Halal meat meals on school menus from September 2014; and


(2)  To approve the provision of Halal meals from a designated supplier       from the ESPO framework which is most able to meet the specification identified by the Faith Groups the Authority has been meeting with; and


(3)  To note the comments of the Children, Young people and Schools Scrutiny Commission, who considered the matter at their meeting on 5 August 2014.

Reasons for the decision:

An overview of the issues behind this decision, including the reasons to reintroduce Halal meat on school menus is contained within the appending Executive report. 

Alternative options:

An alternative option to not re-introducing Halal meat in schools would be to continue offering vegetarian and fish menus.

Publication date: 15/08/2014

Date of decision: 15/08/2014

Effective from: 23/08/2014

Accompanying Documents: