Free School Meals: Summer Holidays

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 4:18 pm on 16th June 2020.

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Photo of Gavin Williamson Gavin Williamson The Secretary of State for Education 4:18 pm, 16th June 2020

I can assure my hon. Friend that measures are in place to ensure that the vouchers are not used for things such as alcohol, cigarettes or gambling. That is an important protection. He touches on an important point, because one of the greatest strengths of our free school meals system, where children get a free meal at their school, is ensuring that it is a healthy meal and it is there to support the child.