LABOUR has challenged the Welsh Tory leader to sample what he and his party are committed to scrapping - a healthy free breakfast.
Labour Children's Minister and Vale of Glamorgan AM Jane Hutt and Cardiff North candidate Sophie Howe set up camp at Tory HQ and challenged Nick Bourne to sample a free breakfast with them. They challenged the Tories to sign a petition committing to the future of free breakfasts.
Labour Children's Minister JANE HUTT said:
"People say there's no such thing as a free lunch, and that may be true. But in Wales primary school children are entitled to a free breakfast - unless the Tories get into power and scrap the programme."
"There are now 790 schools across Wales either running the scheme or signed up to it. We hope this figure will increase even more over the coming months. This is a direct challenge to the Tories to drop their opposition to free breakfasts and sign up to our petition to keep the scheme after May 3."
SOPHIE HOWE said:
"Labour's free breakfast's scheme is a brilliant way of ensuring that all children are able to have a healthy start to the day. It has been proven that a decent breakfast improves concentration in the classroom, pupil behaviour and attendance. It is typical of the Tories to want to scrap a scheme that largely disadvantaged families. Only Labour can be trusted to stick up for the hardworking families of Wales."