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Free School Meals

Department for Education written question – answered on 9th March 2020.

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Photo of Angela Rayner Angela Rayner Shadow Secretary of State for Education

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education's oral contribution of 2 March 2020, official report, columns 598-9, if it will remain his policy to provide a free school meal to all infant schoolchildren for the next five years.

Photo of Vicky Ford Vicky Ford The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education

This government is committed to ensuring that children are well nourished and develop healthy eating habits that stay with them for the rest of their lives. We are making a significant investment in free school meals for children and have confirmed the funding arrangements for Universal Infant Free School Meals for the current academic year. Arrangements for 2020/21 will be confirmed in due course and funding arrangements after this date will be confirmed as part of the next Spending Review.

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