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Free School Meals

Question for Department for Education

UIN 216678, tabled on 1 December 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, which local authorities have signed up to the online free school meal eligibility checking service.

Answered on

5 December 2014

All 152 English local authorities are signed up to the Eligibility Checking System (ECS).

The ECS can be used to determine entitlement to both free school meals and free early education for two-year-olds, and the pattern of checks and frequency of use is different for each local authority.