HC Deb 25 January 1971 vol 810 c52W
Mr. Meacher

asked the Secretary of State for Social Services on what date vitamin tablets will be substituted as a welfare benefit for orange juice and cod liver oil; and whether they will be available free on the same basis as welfare milk.

Mr. Alison

The new liquid vitamin drops, formulated especially for young children, will be introduced on 5th April, 1971. A new vitamin A, D and C tablet, intended for expectant and nursing mothers only, will be introduced later. Both drops and tablets will be available free to mothers and children of families in need on a basis broader than hitherto.

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