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Welfare Foods

Volume 458: debated on Wednesday 14 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will take steps to ensure that those administering the welfare food scheme healthy start take the necessary steps to confirm the registration of the Wick Family Centre, formerly the Amherst Playgroup, account number 1845674. (127457)

Both the Amhurst Family Centre and Wick Family Centre are registered for the welfare food scheme. Amhurst Family Centre was registered in 2004 as supplier number 1845674. Wick Family Centre was registered in April 2006 as supplier number 1972054.

Responsibility for registering and paying day care providers for provision of free milk through the welfare food scheme moved to a new contractor on 1 December 2006. Any day care provider wishing to discuss issues relating to their registration can contact the new Welfare Food Reimbursement Unit helpline on 08707 20 30 63.