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Free school meals during the summer holidays

EDM (Early Day Motion) 607: tabled on 15 June 2020

Tabled in the 2019-21 session.

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

Motion text

That this House recognises the work of Marcus Rashford and FareShare; notes their exceptional fundraising efforts that have seen thousands of meals distributed to school children who would normally be entitled to free school meals; further notes Mr Rashford's powerful letter to all Members of this House dated 15 June 2020 which highlights the 200,000 children that will have to miss a meal due to their parents not being able to access food during the covid-19 lockdown; notes with that regret that 45 per cent of BAME children now live in poverty; is concerned that school children across England are forced to go hungry with many families relying on food banks; calls on the Prime Minister to meet with Mr Rashford, representatives of FareShare and children who are entitled to free school meals as soon as possible; and urges the Government to bring forward a scheme to provide provision for children who would normally receive free school meals over the summer holidays.

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There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.