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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 1:46 pm on 9th June 2020.

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Photo of Emma Lewell-Buck Emma Lewell-Buck Labour, South Shields 1:46 pm, 9th June 2020

I and Members across the House wrote to the Secretary of State asking for an extension of free school meals over the summer holidays. Already, more than 200,000 children have gone without meals during this pandemic. He knows full well that the holiday activities and food programme will target only 4% of the children eligible. Throughout the statement, he has referred to a long-term plan. What is in it, and where do hungry children fit into it?