Prime Minister vetoes plans to axe free school milk for children under five.

UK Dairy Farmers were no doubt pleased to hear that the Prime Minister has vetoed plans to axe free school milk for children under five.  David Cameron scrapped the proposal just hours after the education minister, David Willetts, appeared on television to discuss the money-saving measure. 

Anne Milton, Junior Health Minister, had announced that the Government would consider cutting the third of a pint of milk given free to children under five, which officials claiming the move would save the Government £50m as part of its bid to slash public spending.

Margaret Thatcher earned the nickname 'Milk Snatcher' when she decided to scrap free milk for children over seven in 1971 but Mr Cameron made an abrupt U-turn saying that the Government would continue to pay for children to have free milk.



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