Universal Credit and free school meals briefing - House of Commons

A briefing for MPs on the debate on motions relating to Universal Credit, Children and Young Persons (free school meals) taking place on Tuesday 13th March.

Month of publication 
March
Year of publication 
2018
Number of pages 
3
Author 
Tom Redfearn
Category 
Parliamentary briefings
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