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School Meals

Question for Department for Education

UIN HL388, tabled on 17 June 2014

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many schools will not have the facilities to provide hot meals in September.

Answered on

23 June 2014

The Department for Education is providing funding, expert advice and support to assist schools in offering hot meals to all infant pupils from September.

There will be a range of ways that hot meals are provided in schools, with some being fully prepared on site and others transported in. The vast majority of schools are on track to offer free school meals to all their infant pupils in September, and we have made it clear that we expect them either to offer hot options immediately, or to work towards doing so as soon as possible.