§ 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.