A key vote tomorrow could bring back the prospect of thousands of Muslim children in East Lancashire boycotting 'halal' meat in school meals.

Lancashire county councillors were today under pressure from both sides of the debate on whether animals need to be pre-stunned before slaughter to meet Islamic law.

They will have a free vote on the issue at a meeting of the authority's Full Council after its leader Geoff Driver revived a row from 2012 when the authority banned all meat from its 600 schools where pre-stunning has not been used.

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