Free school meals

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-02-23
Session date: 
February 23, 2015
Reference: 
2015/0749
Question By: 
Fiona Twycross
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor
Category: 

Question

As a supporter of universal free school meals, will you consider offering part-funding (in partnership with the London boroughs) for rolling out this policy across London?

Answer

Answer for Free school meals

Answer for Free school meals

Answered By: 
The Mayor

Over the last year my food team has been setting up two flagship boroughs in London, a two-year project jointly funded by the GLA and the Department for Education. An important element of this is the implementation of the School Food Plan, which includes measures to work with councils, caterers and head teachers to increase the uptake of universal free school meals. There are of course a number of boroughs in London who have already committed to this and I fully commend them for doing so and urge others to follow.