How strangely humane! What can they be thinking?
All school children from primary one to three are now entitled to a free school meal, the Scottish government has announced.
The £95m initiative covering state schools is expected to save families at least £330 a year.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon launched the policy at her old primary school in Ayrshire.
She said making free school meals available on a universal basis was the “right thing to do”.
The policy has been supported by unions and poverty campaigners, but Scottish Labour said the change would only benefit the country’s wealthier families as children from poorer backgrounds already qualified for free school meals.
The Scottish government said the policy – for 135,000 children – would benefit pupils and their families alike.