Prisoners: Free School Meals

Ministry of Justice written question – answered at on 30 October 2019.

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Photo of Gloria De Piero Gloria De Piero Labour, Ashfield

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what proportion of the prison population is estimated to have been eligible for free school meals while they were in education.

Photo of Lucy Frazer Lucy Frazer The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

The information requested is not currently collated by HM Prison and Probation Service.

Upon arrival in custody, offenders are presented with numerous introductory questions to assist with their reception. However, this does not include historical information regarding their elibility for free school meals.

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