Free School Meals:Written question - 141901

Asked by Laura Pidcock
(North West Durham)
Asked on: 08 May 2018
Department for Education
Free School Meals
To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what recent estimate he has made of the number of children affected by changes to eligibility for free school meals under universal credit.
Answered by: Nadhim Zahawi
Answered on: 11 May 2018

We estimate that around 50,000 more children will benefit from free school meals (FSM) by 2022, compared to the previous system.

No child will lose their entitlement to FSM because of these changes. As well as the additional 50,000 pupils mentioned above, hundreds of thousands more children will benefit from the generous protections we will provide.

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