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Primary Education: Free School Meals

Question for Department for Education

UIN 11009, tabled on 9 October 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, how much schools have spent renovating, replacing or installing new kitchen equipment prior to the introduction of the universal infant free school meals programme.

Answered on

15 October 2015

The Government has provided significant support for schools to improve kitchen and dining room facilities for their infant pupils. We have allocated £184.5 million capital funding in total specifically for this purpose, and an additional £32.5 million UIFSM funding to support small schools in improving their infant meal provision, which can be used to purchase equipment or fund minor capital works.