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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:25 pm on 18th March 2020.

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Photo of Jess Phillips Jess Phillips Labour, Birmingham, Yardley 5:25 pm, 18th March 2020

With regards to the voucher system that the Secretary of State pointed out, we are about to see an explosion in the number of people who are eligible for free school meals because of the downturn in the economy. Will he guarantee today that the voucher system will not just be for those who are eligible as of last week, but for those who would be eligible in the future? It has always been problematic to get people on the right benefits to claim free school meals.