15 March 1999
Lord Archer launches ‘milk manifesto’
By FWi staff
FREE SCHOOL milk was on the menu today as Lord Archer formally unveiled plans to give every London primary school pupil a bottle of milk a day.
Launching his manifesto to become Londons first elected mayor, Lord Archer said he would re-introduce free milk to Londons schools if he was elected.
“Medical experts have long argued for the return of free school milk, and I back that 100%,” said Lord Archer.
“In fact, I believe we should go one better: a muesli bar and a choice of milk or juice.
“I would introduce a scheme to distribute these daily to all children in London primary schools.”
The cost of the scheme – about £30 million – would be met in full or in part through sponsorship, said Lord Archer.