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27 January 2020
Volume 670

School Meals: Hull

The following is an extract from the Adjournment debate on School Meals: Hull on 22 January 2020.

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Unfortunately, Hull did not receive any of that funding for the school holidays. I am growing increasingly concerned about the problem of holiday hunger. Although it is great that money went to 11 local authority areas, many more local authority areas in the country need assistance. Can the Minister say anything about the plans for this year and whether additional funding will be made available?

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We have already announced the further £9 million. I completely agree with the hon. Member about the importance of tackling this issue. In fact, our manifesto included a £1 billion fund for holiday activities, and we are working on what that will encompass—I believe it will encompass some of these issues.

[Official Report, 22 January 2020, Vol. 670, c. 391.]

Letter of correction from the Under-Secretary of State for Education, the hon. Member for Chippenham (Michelle Donelan).

An error has been identified in my response to the hon. Member for Kingston upon Hull North (Dame Diana Johnson).

The correct response should have been:

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We have already announced the further £9 million. I completely agree with the hon. Member about the importance of tackling this issue. In fact, our manifesto included a £1 billion fund for wraparound and holiday childcare, and we are working on what that will encompass—I believe it will encompass some of these issues.