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 assure my hon. Friend that I will continue to focus on doing the right thing. That will be the key aim of all this.

My hon. Friend makes a really important point about the vulnerable children right across society. I would like to take the opportunity to thank the many teachers and teaching assistants, the social workers who have worked so closely with schools, and the police who have identified some of the children who are most vulnerable—those who needed someone to take the opportunity to reach out to them and make sure that they came into school and had a safe place to come. They have done a magnificent job, and I think everyone in the House is deeply grateful for the triumphant and heroic efforts that they have all made.