THE PRIME Minister has told Sky News that he is “very proud” of the Universal Infant Free School Meals (UIFSM) policy. “It was an excellent reform carried out in the last parliament,” he said in an interview.
David Cameron also highlighted a commitment to the scheme is in his party’s 2015 manifesto, which reads: “We will support families by providing free meals to all infants.”
Sources from Number 10 also told Sky how committed the prime minister is to the scheme.
The news will go some way to reassure children’s food campaigners. In recent weeks rumours have intensified that the scheme could be cut, or even axed completely, in the upcoming spending review.
An online petition has already gathered over 32,000 signatures in support of keeping UIFSM.