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Maternity Services

Volume 472: debated on Thursday 21 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps the Government have taken to improve maternity services since 1997. (183842)

[holding answer 19 February 2008]: I refer my hon. Friend to the reply given to him on 18 December 2007, Official Report, column 1390W. Also on 25 January 2008, we announced extra funding for maternity services for each of the next three years, totalling £330 million. This will ensure that mothers will get the best possible care and will be guaranteed a full range of choices. Trusts will have access to this additional money from April.