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Maternity Services

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 10 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what recent progress the Child Health and Maternal Health Intelligence Unit has made towards its objectives; and if he will make a statement. (240732)

The Child Health and Maternal Health Intelligence Unit was set up as a pilot in May 2008. It has been working well with all strategic health authorities, with primary care trusts and with the Association of Public Health Observatories, whose website it shares. The pilot ends in March 2009 and its future development is being reviewed.