MP: Free school meals for college students call

Halfon wants free school meals for college students Credit: PA

Essex MP has asked the Government to consider introducing free meals for college students.

Harlow MP Robert Halfon wants more resources to help poor students at sixth-form colleges. Speaking in a parliamentary debate yesterday he said:

"If they (students) go to school, they get free school meals, but if they go to a further education college, such as mine in Harlow that has 500 poor students who would otherwise be eligible, they are denied free school meals."