The comments made by Tulip Siddiq, the Shadow Children and Early Years Minister, on 11 January 2021.
The images that have been circulating on social media are shameful. But these revelations about the Government’s own guidance means that ministers’ newfound concern rings hollow. A couple of tins and a bottle of milk isn’t the difference between acceptable or unacceptable.
The Government’s response has yet again been far too slow, with national food vouchers only becoming available from next week – two weeks after schools moved to remote learning.
Children are going hungry now – this cannot wait.