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CLAIM - GOVERNMENT PLANS TO DROP SCHOOL MILK SUBSIDY

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Tuesday's Budget is expected to announce the giving up of a European subsidy which entitles schoolchildren to free ...
Tuesday's Budget is expected to announce the giving up of a European subsidy which entitles schoolchildren to free milk, claims the dairy industry.

The Daily Telegraph reports (p14) that local education authorities have been able to apply for a European Union subsidy to cut the price of milk but many do not because of the complexities of the scheme.

The current subsidy makes £20m available towards the price of milk for seven million children in primary and secondary schools, reports the paper.
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