HC Deb 24 June 1980 vol 987 c156W
Mr. Kinnock

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science under what circumstances local education authorities were permitted not to make statutory provision of school milk for those children retaining an entitlement under the Education (Milk) Act 1971 before the coming into force of section 22 of the Education Act 1980 on 14 April.

Mr. Mark Carlisle

Before section 22 of the Education Act 1980 was brought into operation local education authorities had an absolute duty to provide free milk to certain categories of pupils, as defined in statutory regulations made by the Secretary of State under the relevant provisions of the Education Acts.