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Milk Tokens

Volume 447: debated on Monday 5 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate she has made of the level of take up of milk tokens by pregnant women. (72884)

Data are not collected on the number of pregnant women who may be eligible for free milk under the welfare food scheme. There are approximately 25,500 pregnant women currently in receipt of milk tokens. Promotion of the new Healthy Start scheme planned for late autumn this year is expected at least to maintain the current claim volumes.