HC Deb 06 November 1970 vol 805 c477W
Mrs. Knight

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many mothers and children at present qualify for free milk; and how many more will do so when the extensions recently announced become effective.

Mr. Alison

At present some 600,000 mothers and children are eligible for free welfare milk on grounds either of hardship or of family size. Under the new welfare milk scheme we expect the number to increase to about 750,000.