I would like MPs, before they go off on their summer holidays, to pass an emergency motion ensuring that by any means necessary no child is deprived of a hot meal whilst schools are closed this summer.
Why is this important?
I think this is so obvious that it is a bit insulting to say. Hunger is hunger. Malnutrition is malnutrition. No kid deserves this.
There is increasing evidence that poor kids go hungry in the summer holidays because they don't get their school dinners. This is a disgrace. We are the sixth richest country in the world.
I imagine the best way to do this is to give emergency money to local government and voluntary organisations but if it takes putting the army on the streets running soup kitchens then let's do it.