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Free School Meals

EDM number 1019 in 2017-19, proposed by Jim Cunningham on 05/03/2018.
Categorised under the topics of Benefits policy, Food, Incomes and poverty, Schools and Working age benefits.

That this House is alarmed about Government proposals to change the eligibility criteria for free school meals from all families who claim universal credit, to introduce an earnings threshold to only those families claiming universal credit who earn under £7,400 through work; notes that because of the way that universal credit is calculated, parents with one child will need to earn an extra £1,100 a year to cover the cost of school meals; further notes that this would be incredibly difficult for many families; is concerned at the Children's Society research that estimates that these proposals will result in 1.1 million fewer children receiving free school meals; believes that it is unacceptable for any child to be going hungry at school; and calls on the Government to reconsider these proposals and continue to provide free school meals for all universal credit claimants and ensure that no child goes hungry at school through no fault of their own.

This motion has been signed by a total of 28 MPs.

Jim Cunningham05/03/2018Coventry SouthLabourProposed
Ian Austin05/03/2018Dudley NorthLabourSeconded
Jim Shannon05/03/2018StrangfordDUPSeconded
David Drew05/03/2018Seconded
Dennis Skinner06/03/2018BolsoverLabourSeconded
Marie Rimmer06/03/2018St Helens South and WhistonLabourSeconded
Thelma Walker06/03/2018Colne ValleyLabourSigned
John Grogan06/03/2018Signed
Chris Stephens07/03/2018Glasgow South WestScottish National PartySigned
Mary Glindon07/03/2018North TynesideLabourSigned
Hugh Gaffney07/03/2018Coatbridge, Chryston and BellshillLabourSigned
Ronnie Campbell07/03/2018Blyth ValleyLabourSigned
Matt Western07/03/2018Warwick and LeamingtonLabourSigned
Kelvin Hopkins07/03/2018Luton NorthLabourSigned
David Linden07/03/2018Glasgow EastScottish National PartySigned
Ian Mearns08/03/2018GatesheadLabourSigned
Ruth George08/03/2018High PeakLabourSigned
Paul Farrelly08/03/2018Newcastle-under-LymeLabourSigned
Gavin Newlands08/03/2018Paisley and Renfrewshire NorthScottish National PartySigned
Sandy Martin12/03/2018IpswichLabourSigned
Stephen Lloyd12/03/2018EastbourneLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hill13/03/2018HartlepoolLabourSigned
Layla Moran14/03/2018Oxford West and AbingdonLiberal DemocratSigned
Lloyd Russell-Moyle19/03/2018Brighton, KemptownLabour/Co-operativeSigned
Caroline Lucas20/03/2018Brighton, PavilionGreenSigned
David Crausby16/05/2018Bolton North EastLabourSigned
Tim Farron21/05/2018Westmorland and LonsdaleLiberal DemocratSigned
Wera Hobhouse22/05/2018BathLiberal DemocratSigned

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