Free School Meals to Stay

The Prime Minister Theresa May’s plan to axe universal infant free school meals was omitted from the Queen’s speech.

 Speaking at the state opening of parliament, the Queen outlined the Government’s plans to introduce 27 Bills and 27 draft Bills, none of which include the scrapping of universal free school meals for four- to-seven-year-olds.

Within the Conservative manifesto the party pledged to replace universal free school meals for four- to-seven-year-olds with free breakfasts for all primary pupils. A petition against the move attracted thousands of signatures, with celebrity chef Jamie Oliver attacking the plans for free breakfasts to replace a nutritious school lunch.