April 22, 2021

Newyddion Cymru Ar-Lein : Wales News Online

Newyddion Lleol a Chenedlaethol Cymru – Local and National News for Wales

Timid, toothless and Tory lite – Plaid slam Labour free school meals “review”

THE vague promise of a “review” into free school meals eligibility in Wales is “timid, toothless and Tory lite” Plaid Cymru Senedd election candidate in Caerphilly Delyth Jewell has said.

Labour have consistently voted against Plaid Cymru motions in the Senedd aimed at extending free school meals in Wales to children from families in receipt of Universal Credit.

The Labour “review” lacked any meaningful detail and was miles away from the progressive Plaid Cymru manifesto commitment of providing free school meals to all children in Primary by the end of the next Senedd term, Delyth Jewell said.

Delyth Jewell said:

“I was disappointed but not surprised when I read the Labour Senedd election manifesto.

“Labour Senedd members have consistently voted against Plaid Cymru motions to extend free school meals eligibility.

“Holding a review will not address child hunger – it’s timid, toothless and Tory lite.

“Labour’s manifesto lacks any substance or meaningful detail on free school meals and it is miles away from the progressive Plaid Cymru manifesto commitment of providing free school meals to all children in Primary by the end of the next Senedd term.

“70,000 children in Wales, living below the poverty line in Wales have no assurance that they will receive a free school meal under a Labour government – a situation we can only change by electing a Plaid Cymru government on May 6th.”

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