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Welfare Food Scheme

Volume 453: debated on Monday 20 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many families registered on the welfare food scheme have children aged (a) three, (b) two, (c) one and (d) less than one-year-old. (101197)

At present, the token distribution unit is fully committed to the implementation of healthy start across Great Britain from 27 November 2006. As a result, welfare food scheme milk token data cannot be interrogated this week, due to a major system upgrade. It will be available from 27 November 2006.

As at May 2006, there were approximately 550,000 households in Great Britain receiving welfare food scheme milk tokens. This represents on average 700,000 children under the age of five.