Mark Jewell

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

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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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