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Free School Meals during School Closure

On 4 January, during the announcement of a third national lockdown, the Prime Minister assured the nation of extra support to provide free school meal during school closure. In the House of Commons, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson gave further detail, saying: “We will provide extra funding to support schools to provide food parcels or meals to eligible children…Where schools cannot offer food parcels or use local solutions, we will ensure a national voucher scheme.” No further detail has yet been given by the Government on how and when food parcels and a national voucher scheme will be rolled out.

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