Halal school meal provision
Another press release from Plaid Cymru, more of a release of a letter, actually. Been sat on it for a few days but was reminded listening to Primetime (yes, Primetime, the Saga radio station for the over fifties) where it came up on the national news. Also on the BBC, Muslim pupils given food apology.
Chief Schools Officer
Dear Mr Knight
RE: SERVING OF NON-HALAL MEAT
MOUNT STUART PRIMARY SCHOOL
It has been brought to my attention by the parents of Muslim school children of Mount Stuart Primary School, that yesterday the School served the Muslim children pork sausages, etc (non-halal meat), which is completely forbidden by their religion.
I believe Mount Stuart Primary School was the first school to introduce halal school meals for children. The Muslim communities in the Butetown, Grangetown and Riverside areas are very upset after hearing of this incident.
Would you please investigate this matter as soon as possible and make sure that Muslim school children are not served any more pork (non halal food) in future.
I would appreciate your comments on this matter.
PLAID CYMRU COUNCILLOR FOR RIVERSIDE