I have joined a group of cross-party MPs in signing a letter from Zarah Sultana MP calling for the Chancellor, Jeremy Hunt, to use the Spring Budget to extend free school meals to all primary school pupils.
The cost of living crisis has allowed child poverty to become endemic in Britain. We must not allow children to go hungry, it is vital that they are encouraged to learn and grow surrounded by supportive environments. Learning on an empty stomach makes this far more difficult.
I urge the Chancellor of the Exchequer to act on this issue immediately.