HC Deb 04 November 2002 vol 392 c24W
Mr. Willis

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what the initial total cost was including production, printing, marking and moderation of(a) KS1 SATS, (b) KS2 SATS, (c) KS3 SATS, (d) GCSE, (e) AS, (f) A Level and (g) A2 for all schools in England and Wales for each of the years from 1997–98 to 2001–02. [76582]

Mr. Miliband

The breakdown of expenditure for the KS SATS (England) and GCSE and A Level (England and Wales is as follows:

promote free milk in schools for children aged up to 11; and if he will list education authorities in the UK which provide free school milk for those aged up to (a) seven and (b) 11 years. [79224]

Mr. Stephen Twigg

The Department supports the provision of free and paid for milk in schools and encourages schools and LEAs to offer it to pupils. Following a 20 percent reduction of the EU subsidy on school milk from January 2001, this Department jointly agreed with the Department of Health and Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs to top up the 1.5m shortfall. This helped to prevent possible increased costs of school milk provision. This Department does not collect statistics on school milk provision.

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