Is the free milk scheme value for money?
The scheme offering free milk to children under five will not be scrapped, despite earlier government proposals as part of a spending review. What is your reaction?
Downing Street said Prime Minister David Cameron "did not like" the idea of scrapping the free milk scheme.
Ms Milton's letter said there was no evidence that the scheme improved the health of children and that it was too expensive - next year it would cost £59m to run.
But she said that she was considering increasing the value of Healthy Start vouchers, which can be spent on milk or fruit and vegetables, and are given to pregnant women and children under four.
Would scrapping the milk scheme have been an acceptable cost-cutting measure? Should it continue to be universally available? Are Healthy Start vouchers a better investment?
This debate has now been closed. Thank you for your comments.