HC Deb 12 July 1988 vol 137 c161W
59. Miss Widdecombe

To ask the Secretary of State for Social Services if he will make a statement on the breast-feeding initiative by the National Childbirth Trust and other bodies.

Mrs. Currie

The National Childbirth Trust breastfeeding promotion group, the La Leche League, and the Association of Breastfeeding Mothers are undertaking a joint long term initiative to persuade more mothers to start and maintain breastfeeding. The Government welcome this development, and are contributing more than £100,000 to the initiative over the next two years; the baby milk manufacturers have in addition agreed to contribute £30,000 for this year.

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