Halal Food in Primary and Secondary Schools

Eren Tatari made this Freedom of Information request to London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

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Dear Sir or Madam,

I would like to know which primary and secondary schools in your borough (all types of council owned or run schools: community, foundation, and voluntary aided schools) has halal food options in their menues, if any.

Yours faithfully,

Eren Tatari

3000Direct, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

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ahmed remi, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

Dear Eren Tatari

Thank you for your e-mail received 04 March 2009 requesting information about which primary and secondary schools in the borough (all types of council owned or run schools: community, foundation, and voluntary aided schools) has halal food options in their menus, if any.

Janet Ryan in the Children's Services Department will arrange for the information to be provided to you no later than 01/04/09.

Whilst it is the Council's policy to provide information wherever possible, I need to advise you that there are a number of exemptions under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. These may prevent me from releasing all or some of the information you have asked for. You will, however be informed if this is the case and why.

Yours sincerely

Remi Ahmed
Complaints Officer

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Fenn Michael, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

Dear Eren Tatari

Request for information LBBD: 35116

Your request for information about Hal al food options has now been
considered and the information is below;

I would like to know which primary and secondary schools in your borough
(all types of council owned or run schools: community, foundation, and
voluntary aided schools) has Hal al food options in their menus, if any.

Catering Services is the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham In House
Provider for School Meals and Hospitality. There are 50 Primary and 9
Secondary schools we provide for all the schools apart from Barking Abbey
who operate their own service.

Schools have a SLA with Catering Services and within that provision we are
able to offer a Hal al option at the request of the school.

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Yours sincerely

Michael Fenn | Senior Information Officer

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham | Room B16 Civic Centre | Dagenham
| RM10 7BY

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Dear Fenn Michael,

Thank you for your reply.
Would you also inform me as to how many of these 59 schools requested halal food and are currently being served halal options?

I greatly appreciate your assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Eren Tatari

Fenn Michael, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

Dear Eren Tatari

I will try to find the information to inform you as to how many of these
59 schools requested halal food and are currently being served halal
options and I will get back to you as soon as possible

Many thanks

Michael Fenn | Senior Information Officer

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham | Room B16 Civic Centre |
Dagenham | RM10 7BY

Phone: 020 8227 2619 | Fax: 020 8227 2324

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Dear Fenn Michael,

In your reply you state that you are able to offer halal option at the request of the schools.

My question is: How many schools requested halal option on their menues and have been granted this by the council?

Yours sincerely,

Eren Tatari

Fenn Michael, London Borough of Barking and Dagenham Council

Dear Eren Tatari

Request for information LBBD:35116

Your request for information about Hal al food options has now been
considered and the information is below;

"How many schools requested halal option on their menus and have been
granted this by the council?"

Currently the following schools have a Halal option on a regular basis

Northbury Inf and Jun

Manor Junior

Manor Infants

Dagenham Park

Eastbury

Gascoigne Primary

We have discussions with schools regarding Halal options and we endeavour
to provide advice and support

If you need any more information, or if I can be of any further help,
please contact me.

If you are not satisfied with the way that I have dealt with your request
you can make a complaint by writing to the Corporate Complaints Team,
Corporate Strategy Department, Room 196, Civic Centre, Dagenham RM10 7BN.
Alternatively you can make your complaint on-line at
[1]www.barking-dagenham.gov.uk or you can e-mail your complaint to
[2][email address].

If you are still not satisfied, after following our Corporate Complaints
procedure, you can take your complaint to the Information Commissioner.
Full details of how to do this will be made available on request.

Yours sincerely

Michael Fenn | Senior Information Officer

London Borough of Barking and Dagenham | Room B16 Civic Centre | Dagenham
| RM10 7BY

Phone: 020 8227 2619 | Fax: 020 8227 2324

Email: Michael.Fenn[3]@lbbd.gov.uk | [4]www.barking-dagenham.gov.uk

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