Was cereal pledge flaky?

The Assembly government's manifesto pledge of free school breakfasts for primary pupils was never intended for every child, it was claimed this week. The Western Mail has obtained documents showing that estimated costings for the scheme are based on take-up rates of between 11 and 20 per cent, and on prices of between 30p and pound;1.40 per meal of toast, cereal and juice. Education and lifelong learning minister Jane Davidson said the Assembly remained committed to providing free breakfasts for all primary children, and that funding levels will be revisited after the current pilot schemes have been evaluated.

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