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School ban for chip vans mooted
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The proposal to ban chip vans from schools will go out for consultation
Fast-food vans could be banned from the vicinity of schools, the Scottish Executive has suggested.

The proposal, which will go out for consultation, could form part of new legislation to put school healthy eating standards on a legal footing.

The Health Promotion Nutrition and Schools Bill would also restrict food on sale in schools to healthy options.

The education minister will consider whether to strengthen council powers to take action beyond the school gates.

Peter Peacock said: "We're going to look at whether the impact of chip vans or other vans around our schools is negative.

"If we have to strengthen the powers of local authorities to act, then we would want to do that."

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