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Welfare Milk

Volume 165: debated on Wednesday 17 January 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether he will reconsider the changes in the welfare milk scheme due to take effect on 28 January.

No. The decision to implement the revised price structure was taken after an extensive period of negotiation, consultation and consideration. It takes account of the fact that the Department is a major buyer of liquid milk and reflects our policy of securing value for money in Government purchasing. The entitlement of beneficiaries to free welfare milk is not affected by this change.