HC Deb 17 December 1998 vol 322 c677W
Mr. Jim Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if the Government will re-introduce free milk at school for children in deprived communities. [64430]

Mr. Charles Clarke

The law requires those Local Education Authorities and grant-maintained schools that provide milk to make this available, without charge, to pupils whose parents receive income support or income based job-seekers allowance. The Government have no plans to extend this eligibility or to make the serving of free milk compulsory.

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