:: Sunday, June 03, 2007 ::

Free Again

The provision of free and healthy school meals for all children is something the SSP campaigned on for years, presenting bills to the parliament twice. The measure has been proven to make a significant difference to health and to children's behaviour in the classroom. It has been a success where it has been introduced in Scandinavia and closer to home by Hull City Council (though the new lib-dem administration has scrapped it on financial grounds.)

So it is welcome that the SNP administration are introducing a pilot scheme in Scotland. Ironic too, given that they opposed the SSP measures and could have got the scheme through years ago if they had cared about more than short term political advantage. They obviously feel that the coast is clear now with no danger of the reds getting the credit.

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