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FREE SCHOOL MEALS FOR INFANT PUPILS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 492: tabled on 12 October 2015

Tabled in the 2015-16 session.

This motion has been signed by 21 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern the possible abolition of the coalition Government's free school meals programme in November's spending review; is aware of the Government's demanded cuts of between 25 and 40 per cent from unprotected budgets and views with deep disquiet speculation that free school meals are at risk; is very proud of the introduction of free school meals for all pupils in the first three years of schooling in England; recognises the importance of universal infant free school meals for nutritional standards and for the purposes of bonding over a hot meal; further recognises and supports the call of 40 leading health professionals for free school meals to be protected to avoid harm to children's health; urges the Government not to indulge in short-term thinking; and therefore calls on the Government decisively to protect free school meals for infant pupils.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.