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Free School Meals Oral Question, 08/01/15 [S]

During First MInisters Question Time on 8 January 2015 George Adam (SNP) asked the First Minister how many families will benefit from the policy of free school meals.

The First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon replied, she is very proud to say that the families of 135,000 pupils in primary 1 to 3 from all local authorities across Scotland are set to benefit from the extension to eligibility for free school meals. That is in addition to the families of 35,000 children in primary 1 to 3 who were already registered for free school meals. The measure will save the families of every eligible child at least £330 a year, which is something that I think all members could welcome.

For the full answer to this and any subsidiary questions see the Scottish Parliament Official Report 8 January 2015 which is available from the Scottish Parliament website.

Further Information

Scottish Parliament Official Report† 8 January 2015