Derby Liberal Democrats propose a motion to Derby City Council re Free School Meals

October 28, 2020 6:12 PM

Derby Liberal Democrats have today proposed a motion to Derby City Council to extend Free School Meals speaking about the motion Lib Dem Council Group Leader Ruth Skelton said "The situation regarding Free School Meals in England is unacceptable. Today my colleagues Cllr Danielle Lind & Cllr Ajit Atwal have submitted a motion to be debated at the next Full Council meeting on 25th November.

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If passed, the City Council will write to the Government asking them to urgently implement the recommendations of the Child Food Poverty Taskforce.

In the interim the motion calls on the city Council to step up and plug the gap. So far the Conservative-led Council has simply re-announced what people are already entitled to do - contact the Hub which was set up at the start of the pandemic. Inevitably this will mean that vulnerable children will slip through the net."