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Free meals ready to be served in infant schools

2 September 2014 Last updated at 15:40 BST

Pupils up to the age of seven in England will be entitled to a free hot school lunch from this week, when most schools re-open for the new term.

Education Minister David Laws told BBC News he expected some 15,200 primary schools - or 98% of the total - to be ready to provide the meals.

But the Local Government Association has warned that councils face a £25m shortfall in funding for the scheme.

John Maguire reports.

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