Tuesday 16 June 2020 / 1:03 PM Rebecca Long Bailey

Govt U-turn on free school meals – Rebecca Long Bailey

Rebecca Long Bailey MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, responding to the Government U-turn on funding free school meals, said:

‘’This is a welcome U-turn from the government and a victory for the 1.3 million children who were at risk of going hungry this summer.

“It is thanks to the amazing work of Marcus Rashford and campaigners that the Government has had no choice but to reverse their decision.

“The Government must now confirm that this new money will be for the direct provision of free school meals to all eligible children.”