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Saeima proposes reviewing options to secure free lunches in kindergartens

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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUOn Thursday, 22 September, the Saeima decided to ask Cross-Sectoral Coordination Centre’s cooperation platform Demographic Affairs centre to review the option of securing free catering in kindergartens.

The Saeima has also asked the institution to prepare a report for the parliament and Cabinet of Ministers before 1 March 2017, as confirmed by the Saeima’s press-service.

The parliament made this decision based on opinions provided by the ombudsman, Welfare Ministry, Latvian Union of Local Governments, Latvian Employers’ Confederation, and mammamuntetiem.lv association, as well as the collective application ‘On free catering in kindergartens’.

Authors of the initiative had previously told Saeima’s Mandate, Ethics and Submissions Committee that the state already provides free catering in schools for 1st – 4th grade schoolchildren. With that, they said it would be good to provide free catering for pre-school education facilities.

The collective application was submitted to the Saeima in June. It was signed by 10,213 citizens.

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