Free School Meals: Summer Holidays

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:03 pm on 16th June 2020.

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Photo of Miriam Cates Miriam Cates Conservative, Penistone and Stocksbridge 5:03 pm, 16th June 2020

As a former teacher, I absolutely agree about the value of teachers. Does my hon. Friend also agree that, while the support for free school meals is extremely welcome, the best thing we can do for the long-term futures of our children is to get them back into school in front of teachers—the professionals who know how to educate our children—and we will close that attainment gap?