Following our campaign to ensure no child went hungry this Christmas, we welcome the Government's announcement pledging £400m to support poor children and their families.
Commenting on the news, Lee Dillon, Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group on West Berkshire Council said:
"We welcome the Government's decision to listen to the calls of Marcus Rashford and others to provide more support for children facing hunger over the holidays.
From the start, the Liberal Democrats in West Berkshire have said that government, local if not national, should step up and ensure that no child went hungry this Christmas, and we thank those who supported our campaign.
We still intend to debate this issue at the Full Council meeting on the 2nd of December, in particular what the Council can do to support those ineligible for this new scheme."