Steve supports free meals call for local college students(November 08, 2012)
Steve Rotheram MP is supporting the Association of College’s No Free Lunch? campaign calling on the Government to extend the provision of free meals to College students.
If a 16 to 18-year-old from a disadvantaged background studies in a school sixth form, Academy or Free School they are provided with a free meal. If the same student chooses to study at a further education or sixth form college they lose that entitlement.
‘This disparity which sees students treated differently according to where they choose to study is unfair. I fully support the No Free Lunch? campaign and hope that this issue can be resolved as soon as possible, so that all students in my constituency are treated equally’.