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Decision details

School Holiday Food Scrutiny Review Final Report

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: To make recommendations to Executive regarding the effectiveness, impact and funding of the free school meal voucher scheme alongside other grassroots community based provision and other schemes to address food poverty impacts.


Resolved:  (i)      That the recommendations of the review, as set out in paragraph 6 of the cover report, be approved.


Reason:     To conclude the scrutiny review in line with the City of York Council’s scrutiny procedures and protocols.


                   (ii)      That the Executive Leader, the Leader of the Labour Group and the Chair of the Scrutiny committee write jointly to the relevant government Minister on the need for additional government funding and support, enclosing a copy of the review report.


Reason:     To continue to lobby government on a cross-party basis for funding to support children and families, against the background of the cost of living crisis.


Report author: Pauline Stuchfield

Publication date: 20/05/2022

Date of decision: 19/05/2022

Decided at meeting: 19/05/2022 - Executive

Effective from: 24/05/2022

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