West Lancashire MP Rosie Cooper commented:
“I voted to support the Labour motion calling on Government to continue directly funding free school meals over the school holidays until Easter 2021.
“If passed, this would have meant over a million children including 2,444 here in West Lancashire being supported and not going hungry during the pandemic, a time where millions of families are feeling the strain of unemployment, furlough, reduced wages or reduced hours.
“To ensure that children continue to be nourished is the absolute least this Government could do, but sadly the Prime Minister and the Conservatives voted against feeding the children.
“The old Conservative trait of knowing the cost of everything and the value of nothing continues, with children being punished by this Government due to the pandemic.”