Chris Skidmore (Kingswood, Conservative)
To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many settings in each local authority area claiming for the cost of free milk through the nursery milk scheme claimed more than 90p per pint in the latest period for which figures are available; and what the (a) highest and (b) median cost per pint for milk was in each local authority.
Anne Milton (Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Public Health), Health; Guildford, Conservative)
The Department does not hold information centrally on the number of settings in each local authority (LA) area that claimed more than 90p per pint of free nursery milk in 2011-12. However we are able to provide figures as follows for the total number of settings that claimed more than 90p per pint in June 2012.
Cost claimed by the child care settings in providing free nursery milk in the month of June 2012—more than 90p per pint
Number of child care settings—8,962
Information is not held centrally on the highest and median cost per pint of milk in each LA geographical area.