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School Milk

Volume 979: debated on Monday 25 February 1980

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asked the Minister of Agricuture, Fisheries and Food if he will now approve the proposal of the Milk Marketing Board to provide milk for schoolchildren at modest cost to central funds and with substantial support from the Community.

My right hon. Friends are considering this proposal. In the meantime, those local authorities providing milk for schoolchildren continue to be eligible for the EEC subsidy and for Exchequer assistance through the rate support grant.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what would be the cost to central funds, and what support would be provided by the Community in 1980–81, if the scheme to provide milk for schoolchildren pro-

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posed to him by the Milk Marketing Board were introduced.

The maximum Community subsidy on milk supplied to schoolchildren is currently worth about 7½p per pint in the United Kingdom, subject to there being an additional national contribution equivalent to at least 25 per cent. of the EEC subsidy. I cannot, however, give aggregate figures of the kind requested, as the decision whether to make milk available to schoolchildren would be one for individual local authorities.

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what would be the level of milk consumption if the scheme for the provision of milk to schoolchildren proposed to him by the Milk Marketing Board were implemented.

Decisions regarding the provision of milk for schoolchildren are for individual education authorities. I cannot, therefore, say what the level of provision would be if different administrative arrangements were to be adopted.