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25 Oct 2020

Conservative MPs back calls for a U-turn over free school meals in England during half term

A growing number of Conservative MPs are backing calls for a Government U-turn over free school meals during the half term break.

Cabinet minister Brandon Lewis defended the move – saying it was better to provide help through local councils.

Boris Johnson is also facing criticism over the performance of England’s test and trace system – with suggestions that the Government is now considering reducing the 14 day quarantine for contacts of people who’ve been infected with coronavirus.