The Lancashire Council of Mosques has written to the country's food boss Owen Paterson demanding he reveal the four county schools supplied with 'halal' beefburgers containing horsemeat.

Chairman Salim Mulla said the body, representing Lancashire's Muslims, had been forced to write direct to the Secretary of State for environment, food and rural affairs because of local politicians' refusal to come clean about which secondaries received the contaminated products last month.

He said: "The county council has been very unhelpful and unco-operative, so we have had no choice but to go to the top."

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