'Report on children's hunger during school holidays is meaningless', argues Paul Ross

'The report on children's hunger during school holidays is meaningless', argues Paul Ross

A report claims many children go hungry in the school holidays (Stock image)

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Paul Ross has claimed a report on children going hungry during school holidays is meaningless, as it hasn't got evidence to back it up.

He made the comments while discussing the report with Matthew Patten, the chief executive of the social mobility charity Mayor's Fund for London. The report was created by a cross-party panel of MPs and peers.

The document claimed that up to 3 million children in the UK are at risk of going hungry during school holidays, as they aren't getting free school meals.

Paul that said using words such as 'risk' and 'vulnerability' shows the report is meaningless, and whilst Patten agreed more research is needed, he argued current evidence on this issue is unequivocal, but the issue is well-hidden.

He also suggested that parental irresponsibility isn't the problem in many cases, as the issue is more profound.

Listen to the full interview above

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