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Question Results

Written questions on the subject Free School Meals


 
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AQO 1892/17-22 Mr Andy Allen
(UUP - East Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Education to outline the number of children eligible to receive Free School Meals in each of the last five years.

25/03/2021 To be answered on 19/04/2021
AQW 14263/17-22 Mr Colin McGrath
(SDLP - South Down)
To ask the Minister of Education, pursuant to AQW 13921/17-22, how many students received free school meals in the academic years (i) 2019/20; and (ii) 2020/21.

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08/02/2021 Answered on 10/02/2021
AQW 13998/17-22 Mr Colin McGrath
(SDLP - South Down)
To ask the Minister of Education what funding streams are available for (i) primary schools; (ii) post-primary schools that have Free School Meals as a criterion. [Priority Written]

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03/02/2021 Answered on 15/02/2021
AQW 13921/17-22 Mr Colin McGrath
(SDLP - South Down)
To ask the Minister of Education to detail the number of young people eligible to receive Free School Meals in the academic years (i) 2019/20; and (ii) 2020/21. [Priority Written]

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02/02/2021 Answered on 04/02/2021
AQW 12016/17-22 Mr Daniel McCrossan
(SDLP - West Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Education to detail (i) how free school meals policy differs between Northern Ireland, Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland; and (ii) whether he has any plans for policy reform in this area.

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14/12/2020 Answered on 21/12/2020
AQW 11110/17-22 Mr Justin McNulty
(SDLP - Newry and Armagh)
To ask the Minister of Education to detail (i) the date schools will close for the Christmas Holidays; (ii) the last day school meals will be available in schools; (iii) the rationale for the free school meal payment beginning on 14 December; and (iv) when he will give certainty to school principals on this issue. [Priority Written]

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27/11/2020 Answered on 11/12/2020
AQW 10691/17-22 Mr Daniel McCrossan
(SDLP - West Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Education, given the growing poverty brought about by the presence of COVID-19, whether he will provide free school meals over the Christmas holiday period.

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20/11/2020 Answered on 11/12/2020
AQW 9530/17-22 Ms Karen Mullan
(SF - Foyle)
To ask the Minister of Education whether he will commit to working with his Executive colleagues to provide direct payments in lieu of free school meals over the Christmas school holiday period.

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02/11/2020 Answered on 09/11/2020
AQW 9295/17-22 Mr Chris Lyttle
(APNI - East Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Education whether he is working with the Minister for Communities to ensure that children who now qualify for Free School Meals and wi-fi vouchers, given recent redundancies are made eligible within the system as a matter of urgency.

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22/10/2020 Answered on 29/10/2020
AQW 8888/17-22 Mr Paul Givan
(DUP - Lagan Valley)
To ask the Minister of Education to detail the thresholds for funding allocation of percentages of Free School Meals pupils in schools.

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16/10/2020 Answered on 12/11/2020
AQW 7461/17-22 Mr Jim Allister
(TUV - North Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Education what steps he intends to take to rectify the funding inequity between schools with high levels of Free School Meals and those with low uptake.

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23/09/2020 Answered on 30/09/2020
AQW 6962/17-22 Mr Andy Allen
(UUP - East Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Education to detail the number of children whose parents have been asked to cover the cost of free school meals whilst waiting for their free school meals application to be processed.

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15/09/2020 Answered on 29/09/2020
AQW 6961/17-22 Mr Andy Allen
(UUP - East Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Education how many (i) free school meals; and (ii) uniform grant applications were not processed prior to the commencement of the school term.

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15/09/2020 Answered on 29/09/2020
AQW 6941/17-22 Mr Daniel McCrossan
(SDLP - West Tyrone)
To ask the Minister of Education (i) for an update on the Free School Meals scheme over summer months; (ii) to detail the total spend on the scheme, (iiI) to detail the number of children who received entitlements; and (iv) whether any of the £12 million funding was returned to the Executive.

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15/09/2020 Answered on 23/09/2020
AQW 5849/17-22 Mr Roy Beggs
(UUP - East Antrim)
To ask the Minister of Education for his assessment of the benefits of the delivery of free school meals during holiday periods.

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27/07/2020 Answered on 04/08/2020
AQW 5643/17-22 Mr John O'Dowd
(SF - Upper Bann)
To ask the Minister of Education for a breakdown of the percentage of pupils claiming free school meals in each (i) primary school; post-primary school; and (iii) grammar school in the Upper Bann constituency for the last academic year.

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09/07/2020 Answered on 20/07/2020
AQW 4923/17-22 Miss Rachel Woods
(GPNI - North Down)
To ask the Minister of Education whether he will introduce a summer food fund or voucher scheme for families entitled to free school meals payments during the July and August school holidays. [Priority Written]

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16/06/2020 Answered on 22/06/2020
AQW 4901/17-22 Mr Mark Durkan
(SDLP - Foyle)
To ask the Minister for Communities what action her Department has taken, alongside the Department of Education, to combat holiday hunger by providing support for those in receipt of free school meals over the summer.

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16/06/2020 Answered on 29/06/2020
AQW 4630/17-22 Mr Gerry Carroll
(PBPA - West Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Education whether he has considered allocating additional funding to extend payments to families who have been assessed as eligible for free school meals, beyond the current deadline of 30 June until all schools fully reopen.

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09/06/2020 Answered on 22/06/2020
AQW 3829/17-22 Ms Joanne Bunting
(DUP - East Belfast)
To ask the Minister of Education, in the course of preparation for eventual school closures as a result of COVID-19, (i) what practical contingency plans is he considering for those pupils in receipt of free school meals, to ensure they still receive one hot meal per day; (ii) whether he will, where necessary, liaise with relevant Executive colleagues to roll-out any such plans, and (iii) whether he will give consideration to assisting with local solutions.

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18/03/2020 Answered on 20/04/2020
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