Free School Meals (Children over the age of 16) Bill (HC Bill 87)




Make provision to introduce free school meal arrangements for children over
the age of 16 who attend colleges to bring them into line with arrangements
for children who attend schools, academies and free schools; and for
connected purposes.

Be it enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and
consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present
Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

1 Amendment of Education Act 1996

(1) Section 512 of the Education Act 1996 (provision of meals etc at schools
maintained by local authorities) is amended as follows.

(2) In subsection (1)(a) after “any school” insert “or general further education and
5sixth form college,”.

2 Financial provisions

There is to be paid out of money provided by Parliament—

(a) any expenditure incurred under or by virtue of this Act by the Secretary of
State, and

(b) 10any increase attributable to this Act in the sums payable under any other Act
out of money so provided.

3 Short title, commencement and extent

(1) This Act may be cited as the Free School Meals (Children over the age of 16)
Act 2013.

(2) 15This Act comes into force at the end of the period of 2 months beginning with
the day on which it is passed.

(3) This Act extends to England and Wales.