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Maternity Benefits

Volume 508: debated on Thursday 25 March 2010

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what the rate of take-up is of the health in pregnancy grant in each local authority. (324107)

The ‘Health in Pregnancy Grant’ is a one-off, tax-free payment from HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for mothers-to-be who are at least 25 weeks pregnant to help them prepare for the birth of their baby. Further information is available at:

http://campaigns2.direct.gov.uk/money4mum2be/en/

The information requested is available only at disproportionate cost, due to the complexity of estimating the overall number of mothers-to-be who are eligible for the Health in Pregnancy Grant.