The following table shows the total amount the Department spent on providing free nursery milk for children aged under five years in each financial year from 2007-08 to 2011-12. We are unable to provide a breakdown of the total amount the Department spent in providing free nursery milk in each constituency as this information is not held centrally.
|Financial years||Department of Health total spent on providing free nursery milk to under-fives (£)|
The Department does not hold information centrally on the number of children who have received free nursery milk. The number of children attending each child care setting varies on a daily basis. However we can provide details regarding the number of milk portions (each a third of a pint) reimbursed. The number of portions reimbursed in the month of May 2012 was 21,125,608.