Schools: Milk

House of Lords written question – answered on 24th January 2008.

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Photo of Lord Plumb Lord Plumb Conservative

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether they will take steps to encourage the availability of subsidised school milk to children between five and 11 in all local education authorities; and, if so, how they propose to ensure that all such children, wherever they live, receive subsidised milk.

Photo of Lord Rooker Lord Rooker Minister of State (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Minister of State (Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs) (Sustainable Farming, Food and Animal Welfare)

Under the EU subsidy scheme, school milk is available to all children between the ages of five and 11 in primary and nursery schools in participating local authorities. It is a matter for local education authorities and schools to decide whether they will participate in the scheme although it is open to all to do so.

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