Media playback is unsupported on your device

School meals: FoI requests on Clegg hot meal pledge

8 April 2014 Last updated at 13:16 BST

More than 2,700 schools in England will not be ready to start serving the hot school meals promised by the deputy prime minister, a BBC Daily Politics investigation has found.

Nick Clegg announced to the Liberal Democrat conference last Autumn that all infant school children were to be given free school meals from September this year.

Daily Politics reporter Alex Forsyth explains the figures following her Freedom of Information requests.

More from the Daily and Sunday Politics: Watch full programmes from the last seven days via BBC iPlayer; 'like' us on Facebook page or 'follow' us on Twitter

BBC © 2014 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.