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.
Every child at infant school in England will receive a free school meal from next September, Nick Clegg announced today.
The policy fits in with what the Lib Dems have been trying to get across - that the party are having an effect in the coalition.