Remote Education and Free School Meals — 18 Jan 2021 at 21:51
That this House believes that families need more support during school and college closures; and that those eligible should be guaranteed to receive the full value of free school meals for the duration of the school year, including during all holidays; and calls on the Secretary of State for Education to set a deadline to ensure that every learner has the resources required to learn remotely, and provide a weekly update to Parliament on implementing this.
“committed to supporting families to feed their children during both term-time and holidays”.
“£170m channelled via local authorities to the end of March appears to address the immediate need to ensure that children do not go hungry over the Christmas and February half-term holidays.”
“who may have difficulty engaging with remote education at home (for example due to a lack of devices or quiet space to study)”
“Overall we have 50% of children in school and my class actually has 70% of children in school…I am working to meet the needs of my class and then coming home to meet the needs of my home learners”.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (Aye)||Minority (No)||Both||Turnout|
|Lab||197 (+2 tell)||0 (+2 tell)||0||99.5%|
|Gill Furniss||Sheffield, Brightside and Hillsborough||Lab (minister)||tellno|
|John Spellar||Warley||Lab (minister)||tellno|