HC Deb 15 February 2000 vol 344 cc473-4W
Mr. Ruane

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will list the education authorities that provide milk to school children(a) free and (b) at cost. [109762]

Jacqui Smith

All education authorities decide for themselves whether or not to provide any milk for school children. Where they do so, they must, by law, provide milk free to children whose parents receive the specified benefits. Authorities must charge for all other milk they provide. We do not collect statistical information on which education authorities provide free or at cost milk.

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