Free School Meals

Education written question – answered on 8th September 2014.

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Photo of Bridget Phillipson Bridget Phillipson Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education if she will place in the Library all assessments her Department has conducted on the planning and implementation of providing free school meals to all infants; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of David Laws David Laws The Minister of State, Cabinet Office, The Minister for Schools

Evidence collected from local authorities and 14 multi-academy trusts between 11 August and 22 August 2014 suggested that 98.5% of schools would be providing hot meals from the start of term. We have published a statistical notice that provides further details and is available at:

A copy has also been placed in the House Library.

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