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Breast-Feeding

Volume 590: debated on Monday 1 June 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:How much they spent on the promotion of breast-feeding in each of the years 1992–93 to 1997–98; and how much is budgeted for this purpose for 1998–99. [HL1834]

The information is shown in the table and comprises publicity expenditure on promoting breast-feeding and grants awarded under Section 64 of the Health Services and Public Health Act 1968 to voluntary organisations concerned with promoting breast-feeding. It does not include the incidental expenditure of those attending meetings to discuss the promotion of breast-feeding. We are currently discussing the pattern of publicity expenditure for 1998–99, which includes an element for the promotion of breast-feeding. The 1998–99 figures shown in the table, therefore, relate to those budgets which have been finalised.

YearExpenditure (£)
1992–93199,800
1993–94123,200
1994–95158,300
1995–96151,700
1996–97274,700
1997–982155,600
1998–99359,900
1 Figures for Scotland are not available.
2 Estimated outturn.
3 Finalised budgets only.