HC Deb 19 December 1989 vol 164 cc217-8W
105. Mr. Hinchliffe

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he will make a statement on the implications of recent changes in the provision of milk in schools.

Mr. Man Howarth

The statutory requirements related to the provision of milk in schools are set out in section 22 of the Education Act 1980 as amended by section 77 of the Social Security Act 1986. There have been no recent changes in these requirements.

Under certain conditions children under five years old in maintained schools may be entitled to receive free milk provided under the Welfare Food Regulations 1988. These regulations are the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Health.