Amendment 58

Schools Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) – in the House of Lords at 7:45 pm on 12 July 2022.

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Lord Storey:

Moved by Lord Storey

58: After Clause 39, insert the following new Clause—“Provision of free school lunches to all pupils in households in receipt of universal credit(1) In section 512ZB of the Education Act 1996 (provision of free school lunches and milk)—(a) in subsection (4)(a)(ai), omit “in such circumstances as may be prescribed for the purposes of this paragraph”;(b) in subsection (4)(b)(ai), omit “in such circumstances as may be prescribed for the purposes of this paragraph”.(2) In the Free School Lunches and Milk, and School and Early Years Finance (Amendments Relating to Universal Credit) (England) Regulations 2018 (S.I. 2018/148), omit regulations 2 to 4.(3) The Secretary of State must ensure that funding to maintained schools and Academies is sufficient to provide school lunches free of charge to pupils in receipt of, or whose parents are in receipt of, universal credit.”Member's explanatory statementThis amendment extends the provision of free school meals to all children whose parents are in receipt of universal credit, and places a duty on the Secretary of State to ensure that sufficient funding is available to schools to provide this.

Photo of Lord Storey Lord Storey Liberal Democrat Lords Spokesperson (Education)

My Lords, I wish to test the opinion of the House.

Ayes 51, Noes 108.

Division number 2 Schools Bill [HL] - Report (1st Day) — Amendment 58

Aye: 49 Members of the House of Lords

No: 106 Members of the House of Lords

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Tellers

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Tellers

Amendment 58 disagreed.

Amendment 59 not moved.

Clause 42: Excluded pupils: budget adjustments

Amendment 60 not moved.