Monday 15 March 2021 / 4:18 PM Kate Green

Kate Green responds to Government’s announcement of continued funding for breakfast clubs

Kate Green MP, Labour’s Shadow Education Secretary, responding to the Government’s announcement of continued funding for breakfast clubs, said:

“This is a pitiful response to Labour’s call for a universal breakfast club offer for every child. This funding is likely to provide breakfast club support to just four per cent of children which is simply not good enough.

“Labour is calling for breakfast clubs to be available to support every child to recover the learning and social development they have lost during the pandemic.

“From providing a measly 43p per child per day for educational catch-up to offering no additional funding for schools in the Budget, the Conservatives have shown they are simply not ambitious about children’s recovery from this pandemic.”