Points of Order

Part of European Council – in the House of Commons at 5:24 pm on 26th March 2018.

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Photo of Richard Graham Richard Graham Conservative, Gloucester 5:24 pm, 26th March 2018

On a point of order, Mr Speaker. Earlier today, the shadow Work and Pensions Minister, Margaret Greenwood, said that Channel 4’s FactCheck supported the Labour party’s claim that over a million of our constituents’ children would, as a result of universal credit, no longer receive their free school meals. In fact, FactCheck said:

“This is not a case of the government taking free school meals from a million children who are currently receiving them.”

It also confirmed that

“no one who currently gets free school meals as part of the early rollout of Universal Credit will lose their entitlement once the rollout is complete.”

Given the number of those who may have been concerned by the Opposition’s claim, may I seek your help in correcting the shadow Minister’s comments and reassuring families across the country?