School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 1st December 2020.

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Photo of Tulip Siddiq Tulip Siddiq Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what estimate he has made of the saving to the public purse as a result of suspending the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme from March to September 2020; and how those funds have been allocated.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The saving to the public purse as a result of suspending the School Fruit and Vegetable Scheme from for the final two weeks of the spring term and the whole of the summer term 2020 was just over £10 million.

The funding for the Scheme which was not spent during the suspension was used to support other Government priorities during the pandemic.

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