Free School Meals

Department for Education written question – answered on 1st July 2020.

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Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Chair, Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP Committee, Chair, Rt Hon Stephen Timms MP Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will update his Department’s online guidance to show that the current maximum income threshold for free school meals eligibility for children in families with No Recourse to Public Funds is £16,190.

Photo of Sharon Hodgson Sharon Hodgson Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if he will update the income threshold guidance for eligibility for free school meals for children with no recourse to public funds.

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

During the COVID-19 outbreak, we are temporarily extending free school meal eligibility to include some children of groups who have no recourse to public funds. We will update the guidance as soon as possible.

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