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Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Free school meals for low income working families axed

For a long time now I have been complaining about the injustice of working families who are under the official poverty line yet are unable to claim free school meals. This was rectified by the last government. However Michael Gove announced yesterday in a letter to Ed Balls that he would be overturning this.

This is appalling. The poorest families are being made to pay. I thought we were all in this together? I just had a look at how much the House of Commons is subsidised for their catering - hansard figures shows £6.1 million for the year 2008 -2009

Am planning to set up an online action on the Children's Food Campaign homepage so we can pass on some feedback to the government.

meanwhile, have a look at the report in todays Times

2 comments:

Joy said...

Bad news, and bad economics as well!

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