Supporting Disadvantaged Families

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:23 pm on 9th November 2020.

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Photo of Robert Halfon Robert Halfon Chair, Education Committee, Chair, Education Committee 5:23 pm, 9th November 2020

I strongly welcome the announcement, which shows a Government who are committed to social justice. I particularly welcome the holiday activities programme. Will my right hon. Friend give guidance to councils to ensure that access to the £170 million covid winter grant is as unbureaucratic as possible for families? Will she also confirm when Healthy Start vouchers will be digitised? We know that national uptake in October was just over 50%, partly due to the paper application form and voucher system.