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Welfare Foods

Volume 644: debated on Monday 10 July 1961

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asked the Minister of Health what arrangements he has made for publicity to be given to the scheme for mothers and expectant mothers to obtain welfare foods since 20th April last, especially by the British Broadcasting Corporation and the Independent Television Authority.

A special leaflet explaining the changes in the scheme, the value of the foods and the circumstances in which free supplies can be obtained, and a revised leaflet on maternity care which includes similar material, have been widely distributed. Local authorities have been reminded that free posters are available. Press notices were issued on the changes, and the foods have been mentioned in the seasonal health notes widely circulated to the press and others. Editors of women's magazines and of appropriate sound and visual broadcast programmes have been specially approached.