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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:13 am on 25th June 2020.

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Photo of Bob Blackman Bob Blackman Conservative, Harrow East 11:13 am, 25th June 2020

Reports suggest that more than 2.5 million children have not received any education or done any schoolwork since the middle of March. Clearly, those young people need to catch up, to ensure that they recover their education as fast as possible. Given that many of them will be requiring free school meals and a nutritious meal at lunch time, could we have a statement from the Secretary of State for Education on what catch-up measures will be introduced and what attempts will be made to ensure that people attending also receive a nutritious meal at lunchtimes?