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Free School Meals

EDM number 1249 in 2007-08, proposed by Brian Iddon on 20/03/2008.
Categorised under the topics of Food, Incomes and poverty and Schools.

That this House notes the study carried out by the Child Poverty Action Group in 2000-01 on school meals, which reported the stigmatisation of families and their children through receipt of free school meals; further notes that this study also reported that by extending entitlement to free school meals the disposable income of the poorest families could rise by up to £27 a week; and congratulates Bolton Council on its announcement of the introduction of free school meals to all starters at primary school in the first term from September 2008, with the hope that this can be extended to the full school year later.

This motion has been signed by a total of 47 MPs, 1 of these signatures have been withdrawn.

Brian Iddon20/03/2008Bolton South EastLabourProposed
Mike Hancock25/03/2008Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSeconded
David Drew25/03/2008StroudLabourSeconded
Jim Dobbin25/03/2008Heywood and MiddletonLabourSeconded
Bob Spink25/03/2008Castle PointIndependent ConservativeSeconded
Mark Durkan25/03/2008FoyleSocial Democratic and Labour PartySeconded
Jeremy Corbyn25/03/2008Islington NorthLabourSigned
Linda Riordan25/03/2008HalifaxLabourSigned
Sharon Hodgson25/03/2008Gateshead East and Washington WestLabourSigned
Paul Flynn25/03/2008Newport WestLabourSigned
Colin Burgon25/03/2008ElmetLabourSigned
Lynne Jones25/03/2008Birmingham, Selly OakLabourSigned
David Simpson25/03/2008Upper BannDUPSigned
Rudi Vis26/03/2008Finchley and Golders GreenLabourSigned
Phil Willis26/03/2008Harrogate and KnaresboroughLiberal DemocratSigned
Hywel Francis26/03/2008AberavonLabourSigned
John Cummings26/03/2008EasingtonLabourSigned
Martin Caton26/03/2008GowerLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell26/03/2008Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
John McDonnell26/03/2008Hayes and HarlingtonLabourSigned
Alasdair McDonnell26/03/2008Belfast SouthSocial Democratic and Labour PartySigned
Lindsay Hoyle26/03/2008ChorleyLabourSigned
Alan Simpson26/03/2008Nottingham SouthLabourSigned
Gordon Prentice26/03/2008PendleLabourSigned
Alan Meale26/03/2008MansfieldLabourSigned
Glenda Jackson27/03/2008Hampstead and HighgateLabourSigned
Brian Jenkins27/03/2008TamworthLabourSigned
Chris McCafferty31/03/2008Calder ValleyLabourSigned
Betty Williams31/03/2008ConwyLabourSigned
Katy Clark31/03/2008North Ayrshire and ArranLabourSigned
Robert Wareing01/04/2008Liverpool, West DerbyIndependentSigned
John Leech01/04/2008Manchester, WithingtonLiberal DemocratSigned
Janet Dean02/04/2008BurtonLabourSigned
David Borrow02/04/2008South RibbleLabourSigned
Austin Mitchell02/04/2008Great GrimsbyLabourSigned
Evan Harris03/04/2008Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Edward O'Hara03/04/2008Knowsley SouthLabourSigned
Lady Hermon21/04/2008North DownUUPSigned
Michael Jabez Foster21/04/2008Hastings and RyeLabourSigned
Jim Devine21/04/2008LivingstonLabourSigned
Eric Illsley22/04/2008Barnsley CentralLabourSigned
Bill Etherington24/04/2008Sunderland NorthLabourSigned
Iris Robinson29/04/2008StrangfordDUPSigned
Andrew MacKinlay29/04/2008ThurrockLabourSigned
David Crausby14/05/2008Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Julie Morgan13/06/2008Cardiff NorthLabourSigned
Jon TrickettUnknownWithdrawn

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