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Free School Holiday Activities and Meals

Part of Education – in the House of Commons on 2nd March 2020.

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Photo of Vicky Ford Vicky Ford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

I thank the hon. Lady for her question. All the evidence shows that work offers families the best opportunity to move out of poverty and towards self-reliance, which is why it is such good news that there are 730,000 fewer children in workless households now than a decade ago—that is a record low. Our programme of holiday food and activities is already helping about 50,000 children, and the successful bidders for next summer will be announced shortly.