Boris Johnson stopped working to respond to a “individual” letter sent by Marcus Rashford in which the footballer asked the prime minister to sign up with a taskforce he created to help tackle child food poverty.
Sky News understands that the letter was sent out independently in September together with a public letter that thanked the federal government for the voucher scheme over the summertime, which helped households having a hard time to put food on the table.
The personal letter to Number 10 stated the vouchers – which Rashford campaigned for – were only a short-term solution, and went on to call for “team effort” to assist feed hungry children in the long term.
Labour now says it will require another vote in the Commons if the federal government does not alter its policy prior to the Christmas recess and extend free school meals throughout the school vacations up until Easter 2021.
A movement calling for the extension of totally free school meals was declined by Tory MPs last Wednesday
Sky’s primary political correspondent Jon Craig revealed on Saturday that Rashford had actually composed a “individual” letter to the prime minister at the start of September however the footballer did not get an action.