Holiday Hunger Schemes

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:56 pm on 6th November 2018.

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Photo of Mike Kane Mike Kane Shadow Minister (Education) (Schools) 3:56 pm, 6th November 2018

We had it about four hours in advance of the debate. That is not good enough by any stretch of the imagination, Minister. I am sorry to sound like a schoolteacher, but that is how it is.

When all is said and done, we can launch as many pilots as we want, but the fact is that we live in a society where parents cannot feed their children in the school holidays.

Will the Minister commit to ending the sticking-plaster approach and talking to his Cabinet colleagues about a genuine end to austerity and the introduction of a real living wage of £10 an hour, to ensure that every family has enough to make ends meet and that no child will have to go hungry?