Free school meals for infants

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced that every child in infant school will receive a free school lunch

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Clegg to outline free school meal plans

Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has announced the Government plans to provide free school meals for infants in England.

Here is a segment of the speech the Liberal Democrat leader will make in Glasgow on Wednesday:

From next September we’ll give every child in reception, year 1 and year 2 a healthy lunch every day – saving families more than £400 per year, per child.

For the Liberal Democrats, this is a first step: my ambition is to provide free school meals for all primary school children. Another reason we want to get into Government again next time round.

The Conservatives, on the other hand, have made it clear that their priority is to help some families over others, with a tax break for married couples. A tax break for some, funded through the taxes of others. That tells you everything you need to know about their values.

We, however, will help all families in these tough times, not just the kind we like best, by helping their young children get the best possible start in life – and that tells you everything about ours.

– Nick Clegg, Deputy Prime Minister

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