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Free School Meals For All campaign

EDM (Early Day Motion) 672: tabled on 06 December 2022

Tabled in the 2022-23 session.

This motion has been signed by 58 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

Motion text

That this House notes that 3.9 million children are growing up in poverty and that the cost of living crisis is estimated to push another 500,000 children into poverty; recognises that free school meals ensure millions of children get a hot, healthy meal each day, but that as millions of families struggle with the cost of living crisis, more children are being forced to learn on empty stomachs, with restrictive eligibility, complicated registration and stigma built into the means-tested system; welcomes campaigning to extend free school meals, including those led by the National Education Union, the Daily Mirror and the Food Foundation; and calls on the Government to extend free school meals to all primary school children in state schools in England, as proposed by the Free School Meals for All Bill, formally known as the Free School Meals (Primary Schools) Bill.

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.

Ribeiro-Addy, Bell
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2022
Streatham
Lavery, Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2022
Wansbeck
Nichols, Charlotte
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2022
Warrington North
Foy, Mary Kelly
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2022
City of Durham
Trickett, Jon
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2022
Hemsworth
McDonnell, John
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2022
Hayes and Harlington
Webbe, Claudia
Independent
Signed on 7 December 2022
Leicester East
Eastwood, Colum
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 7 December 2022
Foyle
Ali, Tahir
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2022
Birmingham, Hall Green
Osborne, Kate
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2022
Jarrow
Whitley, Mick
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2022
Birkenhead
Butler, Dawn
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2022
Brent Central
Burgon, Richard
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2022
Leeds East
Abbott, Ms Diane
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2022
Hackney North and Stoke Newington
Whittome, Nadia
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2022
Nottingham East
Mearns, Ian
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2022
Gateshead
Morris, Grahame
Labour
Signed on 7 December 2022
Easington
Corbyn, Jeremy
Independent
Signed on 7 December 2022
Islington North
Shannon, Jim
Democratic Unionist Party
Signed on 8 December 2022
Strangford
Hanna, Claire
Social Democratic & Labour Party
Signed on 8 December 2022
Belfast South
Stephens, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 8 December 2022
Glasgow South West
Russell-Moyle, Lloyd
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2022
Brighton, Kemptown
De Cordova, Marsha
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2022
Battersea
Carden, Dan
Labour
Signed on 8 December 2022
Liverpool, Walton
Cooper, Daisy
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 9 December 2022
St Albans
Howarth, Sir George
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2022
Knowsley
Abrahams, Debbie
Labour
Signed on 9 December 2022
Oldham East and Saddleworth
Osamor, Kate
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2022
Edmonton
Winter, Beth
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2022
Cynon Valley
Blake, Olivia
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2022
Sheffield, Hallam
Lewell-Buck, Mrs Emma
Labour
Signed on 12 December 2022
South Shields
McDonald, Andy
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2022
Middlesbrough
Hobhouse, Wera
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2022
Bath
Farron, Tim
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2022
Westmorland and Lonsdale
Law, Chris
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 December 2022
Dundee West
Smith, Cat
Labour
Signed on 13 December 2022
Lancaster and Fleetwood
Foord, Richard
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 13 December 2022
Tiverton and Honiton
Callaghan, Amy
Scottish National Party
Signed on 13 December 2022
East Dunbartonshire
Green, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 15 December 2022
Chesham and Amersham
Ali, Rushanara
Labour
Signed on 16 December 2022
Bethnal Green and Bow
Amesbury, Mike
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2022
Weaver Vale
Lloyd, Tony
Labour
Signed on 19 December 2022
Rochdale
Moran, Layla
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 20 December 2022
Oxford West and Abingdon
Stringer, Graham
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2022
Blackley and Broughton
Cruddas, Jon
Labour
Signed on 20 December 2022
Dagenham and Rainham
Maskell, Rachael
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2023
York Central
Betts, Mr Clive
Labour
Signed on 9 January 2023
Sheffield South East
MacAskill, Kenny
Alba Party
Signed on 19 January 2023
East Lothian
Mahmood, Mr Khalid
Labour
Signed on 19 January 2023
Birmingham, Perry Barr
Dorans, Allan
Scottish National Party
Signed on 23 January 2023
Ayr, Carrick and Cumnock
Olney, Sarah
Liberal Democrat
Signed on 25 January 2023
Richmond Park
Ferrier, Margaret
Independent
Signed on 30 January 2023
Rutherglen and Hamilton West

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.