Posted on: 22nd April 2020 Posted by: thetorch Comments: 0

The Liberal Democrat Education Minister in Wales, Kirsty Williams, has today made £33million of extra funding available to local authorities in Wales for the provision of free school meals during the summer holidays.

In what ITV is reporting as a “UK-first move”, the Welsh Liberal Democrat minister will ensure that eligible children receive the equivalent of £19.50 a week in free lunches, with various public health-compliant methods for delivering the school meals being outlined by the Welsh Government.

With lockdown set to continue for an indefinite period, concerns had been raised about the provision of free meals for eligible families. Schools have been closed across the UK since March except for vulnerable children and the children of key workers, although recent reports have suggested that restrictions could be lifted for schools soon, though these have been rebuffed by the Government.

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