Conservatives were forced to admit that there were no additional funds for school breakfasts, despite the fact that a promise to allocate £26 million for this purpose earlier was made public.
Education Minister Damian Hinds boasted that the government will allocate £26 million for school breakfasts for children who cannot compete for free breakfasts in accordance with a social payment by Universal Credit. However, it turned out that there would be no additional funding, and he simply repeated the promise made by the Conservatives several months ago.
A few days ago, on March 19th, Education Minister Damian Hinds said that "more children throughout the country will receive healthy and nutritious breakfasts thanks to a government investment of £26 million." But the question from the Labor Party forced Conservatives to refute their own statement and to say that they promised to allocate this money a few months ago.
This is another shameful confession from the Conservative Party, which followed the same ambiguous promise to provide children with "7 pence breakfasts" that Conservatives promised during the election campaign, as well as Hynds's words about increasing school funding and the fact that budget cuts will not affect any of the schools.