Remote Education and Free School Meals

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 7:43 pm on 18th January 2021.

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Photo of Gavin Williamson Gavin Williamson The Secretary of State for Education 7:43 pm, 18th January 2021

I think Members from all parts of this House will join together where there is unacceptable delivery, in terms of the standards we all expect. It is right to call that out, for action to be taken and for standards to be raised. People are admittedly working under extreme pressure, but we need standards to continue to increase. Equally, every one of us will have seen—not only in our constituency, but right across the country—amazing work done by so many of our catering staff in schools. They have pulled out all the stops, and provided wonderful, nutritious meals for so many children up and down the country. It is important to put on record our thanks to those who have done so much.