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Free school meals regardless of houseold income for children upto 16yrs

Submitted on Friday 13th November 2020

Rejected on Monday 16th November 2020

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: duplicate (see below for details)

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Free school meals regardless of houseold income for children upto 16yrs

Petition Details

Parents should not have to pay for school meals for their children, and kids should not be penalised by this just because their parents income is above the threshold. It should be a basic right that children are able to have access to a good meal whilst on the premises of an educational facility.

Additional Information

If free school meals are provided to every child regardless of household incomes then this would in turn reduce stress for parents and they would be able to focus their finances on other essential things needed. In the current times it is already hard for everyone to be able to stay afloat during this pandemic so it would be nice for parents not to worry about how they can afford food for their child. Please look into creating a new idea of where schools provide meals to every child, which is funded by the government.

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This petition was rejected

The Government e-Petitions Team gave the following reason:

There's already a petition about this issue. We cannot accept a new petition when we already have one about a very similar issue.

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