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Free school lunches for infants 'will begin in September'

Free school meals for six and seven-year-old children will go ahead from this September, Nick Clegg assured Good Morning Britain.

The Deputy Prime Minister said his flagship policy was "properly budgeted" and had the backing of both the Education Secretary and the Minister for Schools.

"I think it is going to be one of the most positive things that has happened in our school system for a long time. Of course there are lots and lots of schools across the country - we are helping them but it will happen in September and it will be of great benefit."