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MPs call on Jeremy Hunt to extend free school meals to all primary pupils ahead of budget | UK | News

MPs call on Jeremy Hunt to extend free school meals to all primary pupils ahead of budget | UK | News

In Scotland, the Government has committed to providing free school meals for all primary school kids (Image: Getty) The Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, has been urged to use his Spring Budget to extend free school meals for all primary school pupils.   In Scotland, the Government has committed to providing free school meals for all primary school children, while in Wales the rollout of universal primary free school meals began in September 2022. But in England, only in London do all primary pupils get access to free hot meals, a scheme now in its second year after it was extended by London Mayor Sadiq Khan in January. Graham Whitham, chief executive at Greater Manchester Poverty Action, said: “Families across the country are being hit hard by soaring living costs, and at a time when every penny counts, we’ve got to get past this awful situation where you have to meet a very low-income threshold for your child(ren) to be eligible for free school meals. “The threshold is set incredibly low and hasn’t been uprated since 2018, so …