Remote Education and Free School Meals

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 9:51 pm on 18th January 2021.

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The House divided: Ayes 272, Noes 0.

Question accordingly agreed to.

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That this House believes that families need more support during school and college closures; and that those eligible should be guaranteed to receive the full value of free school meals for the duration of the school year, including during all holidays; and calls on the Secretary of State for Education to set a deadline to ensure that every learner has the resources required to learn remotely, and provide a weekly update to Parliament on implementing this.