Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Munira Wilson MP has condemned Minister Victoria Prentis’ defence of the Government’s decision not to extend Free School Meals.
She said: “This is yet another example of the Government ignoring their own advisors and short-changing children, as they continue to lose out. The Government either doesn’t care or doesn’t get it.
“It’s common sense to expand free school meals to all children on Universal Credit – we are suffering a cost of living crisis where parents are worried about putting food on the table.
“Our children’s health and education should be a top priority, but time and again under this government they are treated as a complete afterthought.”