Mark Jewell

Liberal Democrat campaigner working for Ashton, Larches, Savick and Lea Learn more

Free School Meals for Infant School Pupils

by markjewell on 28 December, 2013

Local Campaigner, Mark Jewell has welcomed plans for every child in infant school in England to receive a free school lunch.

From September 2014 all pupils in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 including 40,200 children in Lancashire will benefit from a free and healthy hot meal at lunchtime.

Commenting, Mark Jewell said;

“This is excellent news for infant school pupils and their parents. Not only will this help a child’s educational attainment but will also help with the household finances.”

“Millions of parents across the country are feeling the squeeze. During the course of a year, the average family spends £400 on lunch for each child. We are determined to ease the financial burden for these families and give every child the chance in life they deserve, building a stronger economy and a fairer society.”

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