Treasury rejects claims it refused extra £150m for free school meals

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Education secretary Gavin Williamson did not ask for funds for half-term, say officials

The row at the heart of government over free school meals was laid bare on Monday night when the Treasury insisted Gavin Williamson had never asked for the extra money to fund the half-term extension.

Treasury sources said there had been no request from the education secretary for the £150m to provide meals for 1.4 million disadvantaged pupils during the holiday.

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