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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 11th November 2013.

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Photo of Nick Harvey Nick Harvey Liberal Democrat, North Devon 2:30 pm, 11th November 2013

Some 1.2 million children living within the Government’s own definition of childhood poverty do not get a free school meal. Why do the Government consider it a higher priority to give free school meals to all five, six and seven-year-olds, 1.3 million of whom can perfectly well afford to pay?