The Scottish Government could delay the rollout of universal free school meals in primary schools until after the next Holyrood election.

A leaked briefing also claimed Ministers are looking at linking free meals in primary six and seven to the means-tested Scottish Child Payment.

Labour MSP Monica Lennon said: “Breaking promises to children is a disgrace. Humza Yousaf must keep his word to Scotland’s school kids.”

Free meals are available to all pupils between primary one to five and the Government is committed to extending the policy to older primary school children.

Expansion had already been delayed until later in this parliamentary term due to funding pressures and documents show this timescale could slip even further.

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