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.
|1 Figures for Scotland are not available.|
|2 Estimated outturn.|
|3 Finalised budgets only.|