Critics attack free meals cost

Concerns are being raised about the Government's ability to afford a £1 billion giveaway handing all children under eight free school meals alongside a likely tax break for married couples.

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Laws dismisses criticism of free school meals

Free school meals for infants will not be funded by taxing the poor, the minister for schools has told Daybreak.

Liberal Democrat David Laws was adamant the £1 billion giveaway would be funded by closing tax loopholes which would "ensure policies such as this can be progressive".

The Chancellor will announce full funding details of the free school meals policy later this year in the Autumn Statement, Mr Laws added.

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