The Department for education (DfE) has refused to publish a report which said England's smallest schools cannot afford to provide free school meals, former adviser on school food John Vincent has claimed. The restaurateur told BBC Radio 4 that a government-commissioned independent review of school food, which he led with Henry Dimbleby, recommended that "probably around £2,000 to £2,300 per year should be provided to these small schools to make the whole provision of their school meals solvent". However, he said: "The government chose not to publish that report. And that, to me, seems strange," adding that the move was "undemocratic". The government introduced free hot lunches for all pupils in the first three years of school in England in September 2014, with primary schools receiving £2.30 per child, per meal, with extra money made available for schools with fewer than 150 pupils. In January this year, the DfE announced that the grant for small schools would not be continued.