Primary Education: Breakfast Clubs:Written question - 3745

Asked by Kate Green
(Stretford and Urmston)
Asked on: 10 July 2017
Department for Education
Primary Education: Breakfast Clubs
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what her policy is on offering free breakfasts for all primary school children.
Answered by: Mr Robert Goodwill
Answered on: 24 July 2017

As announced by the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for the School System on 4 July we will not be pursuing universal breakfasts for primary school children and we will be retaining the existing provision for universal infant free school meals.

We will however invest in a breakfast club programme as announced in the Childhood Obesity Plan in August 2016. This committed £10 million a year of the Soft Drinks Industry Levy to expand breakfast club provision in up to 1,600 schools. Further details of the programme will be announced in due course.

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