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Thanks t o the Liberal Democrats in Government, from this week around 25,000 pupils in reception classes and years one and two will be able to enjoy school meals for the first time, free of charge. Every infant aged child is now able to receive free healthy and nutritious meals, thanks to a government initiative […]

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The action led in Parliament by Lib Dem Sarah Teather is finally reaching West Sussex. West Sussex County Council has just produced the following press release: – Press release number: PR6716 Children and young adults with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), and their families, are to have greater control and choice over the support they […]

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National free school meals: the facts

by derekdeedman on 21 July, 2014

Tim Farron’s Beveridge Lecture in full: “Let’s say a huge yes to active, ambitious, liberal government and build a new consensus” From Lib Dem Voice – Sun 20th July 2014 – 8:30 am Tim Farron’s Beveridge Lecture in full: “Let’s say a huge yes to active, ambitious, liberal government and build a new consensus” William Beveridge […]

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The new service being introduced in all schools by the Liberal Democrats in Government from 1 September 2014 will be available for all children identified in the defined age groups (ages 4 – 7). All the West Sussex contracted services will also provide vegetarian, faith and allergen free meals. In West Sussex UFSM parent information […]

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nd Laws write for Times: We are committed to free school meals policy because evidence shows it helps kids achieve more By Caron Lindsay | Thu 15th May 2014 – 10:55 am On his various media appearances this morning, Nick Clegg has been asked whether he ordered Michael Gove and David Laws to write an article setting […]

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Free School meals from September 2014 – the facts

by derekdeedman on 14 March, 2014

The Liberal Democrats have made sure that from September 2014 every child in infant school in England will get free school meals, saving families over £400 a year per child. This is one of the most important changes in our education system for a generation. A healthy meal at lunchtime for all children in Reception, […]

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By Mike Storey | Sat 8th February 2014 – 10:00 am on the Lib Dem Voice website We’ve just had the final days of ‘Report’ of the Children and Families Bill in the House of Lords and on Monday, MPs will consider our amendments – including the proposal to ban smoking in cars carrying children. But as the dust settles on the red […]

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According to the BBC, former Secretary of State for Wales Cheryl Gillan, not known for being a government conformist herself, has been complaining about Nick Clegg to a panel of members of the House of Lords about the realities of coalition government. The report said: Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has been accused of springing […]

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Message from Nick Clegg MP

by derekdeedman on 27 October, 2013

“Coalition in crisis. Ministers engulfed by rows. If you’ve read the newspapers this week, you could be forgiven for thinking the government was on the brink of a meltdown. It’s almost a miracle, you’d think, that no blood has been spilt. So what’s really happened this week on the two big issues in debate: free […]

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