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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 Michael Gove Michael Gove The Secretary of State for Education 2:30 pm, 11th November 2013

I am pleased to be in a coalition Government when the Deputy Prime Minister has made a commitment to the extension of free school meals to five, six and seven-year-olds. We should never make the perfect the enemy of the good. Let me take this opportunity to praise Liberal Democrat colleagues who worked with us in order to ensure that more children have the opportunity to enjoy high-quality lunches. Let me say, too, to Sir Nick Harvey, with whom I normally agree, that on this occasion I have to part company with him and say that his leader has done the right thing, with which I am delighted to be associated.