Covid-19: Social and Economic Inequalities - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:13 pm on 26th October 2020.

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Photo of Baroness Penn Baroness Penn Baroness in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip) 1:13 pm, 26th October 2020

My Lords, the Government are conscious that families are facing an incredibly difficult time at the moment, which is why we have increased the generosity of universal credit by £20 a week. I also remind the noble Lord that the Government have expanded eligibility for free school meals: all children in reception, year 1 and year 2 have access to free school meals, as well as eligible students from low-income families in FE colleges and, during the pandemic, children from low-income families who have no recourse to public funds.