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Pregnant Women: Nutrition

Volume 470: debated on Thursday 24 January 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to his predecessor’s statement on 6 December 2006, Official Report, column 308, if he will place in the Library evidence that nutrition for pregnant mothers is most important in the last months of pregnancy. (175391)

[holding answer 18 December 2007]: There is a wide range of evidence that nutrition for pregnant mothers is important throughout pregnancy. The importance of maternal health during pregnancy was recognised by the Royal College of Midwives and the Royal College of Nursing, in HM Treasury’s 14 November 2007 Press Notice on the Health in Pregnancy Grant, on the HM Treasury website.