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North of England: Economic Support — [Clive Efford in the Chair] (11 Nov 2020)

Tracy Brabin: ...jobs lost in the next year, leading to an unemployment rate of 14% and £12 billion wiped from the value of the regional economy. As someone who grew up on a council estate in Batley and on free school meals, I know the crushing frustration and boredom of poverty, and I know that children will be hyper-exposed to this downturn. It is time for big thinking and bold ideas. Using our local...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Free School Meals: Disadvantaged (11 Nov 2020)

Lord Storey: To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to provide free school meals during school holidays for vulnerable children who attend school in local authority areas where such meals are not provided.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Health: Child Poverty (10 Nov 2020)

Robin Swann: ...who need it. It is heartbreaking to think of the reliance on food banks that we now have in Northern Irish society. The step that the Minister of Education took to support the expansion of free school meals in school holidays was welcome, but it was an embarrassment that we had to do that and that we do not have support mechanisms across our society that prevent people being driven into...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget (No. 3) Bill: Final Stage (10 Nov 2020)

John O'Dowd: ...Sinn Féin initiatives, DUP initiatives or SDLP initiatives. When the Executive act together, they make a difference. In England, there was a recent debate, as there was in the summer, about free school meals. It is worth noting that there is a more generous free school meals scheme in place here in the North than there is in England. In this society, you can be in a higher earning bracket...

[Sir Edward Leigh in the Chair] (10 Nov 2020)

Kevin Hollinrake: .... Having said that, the recession has been on a different scale altogether too. Previously, there was no job retention scheme, no business rate grant and no VAT discount. There were no free school meals in 2008, when millions of people lost their jobs. My business alone had to make two thirds of our workforce redundant. It is among the hardest moments of your life when you have to do that...

Northern Ireland Assembly: Executive Committee Business: Budget (No. 3) Bill: Final Stage (10 Nov 2020)

Conor Murphy: ...are also supporting Northern Ireland Water as it adapts to the changes in demand from its customers and consumers. Almost £180 million has gone to the Department of Education to support our schools and to continue to safely deliver education for our children and young people and to provide free school meals. The Bill provides the legislative authority for that expenditure. I remind...

Obesity: Covid-19 — [Philip Davies in the Chair] (10 Nov 2020)

Alex Norris: ...in that. In my community, in 1920, poverty manifested itself in malnutrition. We have all seen the pictures of rake-thin children. In 2020, it is the opposite. A third of our children leave school overweight or living with obesity. In the adult population, two thirds of us are above a healthy weight and half of those are living with obesity. That is a challenge of exceptional scale. It is...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Children: Quarantine (10 Nov 2020)

Vicky Ford: As schools and their kitchens are now open, they should provide healthy, nutritious meal options for all children who are in school, and meals should be available free of charge to all infant pupils and pupils who meet the benefits-related free school meals (FSM) eligibility criteria. If children are eligible for benefit-related FSM but are self-isolating, we expect catering providers to be...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes (10 Nov 2020)

Jon Trickett: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate he has made of the monthly cost to the public purse of the provision of £15 weekly food vouchers for pupils eligible for Free School Meals.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes (10 Nov 2020)

Sharon Hodgson: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 20 July 2020 to Question 74468 on Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes, how much commission Edenred has earned through its delivery of the free school meals voucher scheme since the start of that scheme.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Free School Meals (10 Nov 2020)

Jon Trickett: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how many children were eligible for Free School Meals on (a) 1 January 2020 and (b) 1 October 2020.

Written Answers — Department for Work and Pensions: Food Poverty: Children (10 Nov 2020)

Philip Davies: To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, what estimate she has made of the proportion of parents of children entitled to free school meals who cannot afford to feed their children during the school holidays.

Scottish Parliament: Covid-19 (10 Nov 2020)

The First Minister: We will consider all practical suggestions. We are providing a lot of support for children in low-income families, including free school meals during the holidays, a policy with which—I am delighted to say—the Conservatives now appear to agree. We have just opened applications for the Scottish child payment. We also have the best start grant, and we have increased...

Supporting Disadvantaged Families (9 Nov 2020)

Therese Coffey: ...want to take part in it. Also, I think that an additional 2,500 breakfast clubs have been started during covid. I would remind Labour Members that their proposal simply to extend vouchers for free school meals recipients over Christmas would have cost £40 million for the two-week period, and that only school-age children would have been eligible. By contrast, our new package of support,...

Agriculture Bill - Commons Amendments: Motion A1 (as an amendment to Motion A) (9 Nov 2020)

Baroness McIntosh of Pickering: ..., Henry Dimbleby, who has been outstanding in his contribution to this debate. He has captured the mood of the country, and that has been reflected in the Government’s position on both free school meals and food standards, which I also commend. I thank my noble friend for his role in arriving at where we are today.

Northern Ireland Assembly: Oral Answers to Questions — Education: Holiday Hunger: Funding (9 Nov 2020)

Roy Beggs: ...Minister of Education whether Barnett consequentials will be received from the additional £170 million that was recently announced by the Prime Minister to allow local government to support free school meals during holiday periods and tackle the holiday hunger issue and to state whether a commitment exists for ongoing funding in that area in Northern Ireland. (AQT 632/17-22)

Written Answers — Department for Education: Secondary Education: Remote Education (9 Nov 2020)

Nick Gibb: The Government wants to do everything it can to support schools to deliver remote education. The Department has invested over £195 million to support remote education and access to online social care, delivering over 220,000 laptops and tablets during the summer term for disadvantaged children who would not otherwise have access to a digital device. The Department is adding to this support...

Written Answers — Department for Education: Free School Meals: Voucher Schemes (9 Nov 2020)

Alex Cunningham: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, pursuant to the Answer of 24 September 2020 to Question 91162, if he will provide an update on when his Department plans to publish the independent evaluation of the 2019 Holiday Activities and Food programme.

Written Answers — Department for Education: Free School Meals (6 Nov 2020)

Paul Maynard: To ask the Secretary of State for Education, when he plans to publish the Ecorys evaluation of the 2019 Holiday Activities and Food Scheme with respect to free school meals eligibility.

Backbench Business: Food Supply: Covid-19 (5 Nov 2020)

Victoria Prentis: ...connections with people who need it. My hon. Friend the Member for Chelmsford (Vicky Ford) was a key part of my taskforce. We work closely together on the issue of children who access free school meals during term time. We know very well that Christmas is coming and we understand that there will be winter pressures. I am not able to make any announcements today, but I am confident that...


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