The Bishop of St Albans received the following written answer on 9th January 2022:
The Lord Bishop of St Albans asked His Majesty’s Government what plans they have to expand the National School Breakfast Programme.
Baroness Barran (Con): The government is committed to continuing support for school breakfasts and has extended the National School Breakfast Programme (NSBP) for an additional year in November. We are investing up to £30 million in our national school breakfast programme until the end of the summer term in 2024. This funding will support up to 2,500 schools in disadvantaged areas, meaning that thousands of children from low-income families will be offered free nutritious breakfasts to better support their attainment and wellbeing.