HC Deb 13 June 1995 vol 261 c426W
Mr. Martyn Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what is the estimated expenditure for 1995 for producing information on infant and young child feeding(a) for families and (b) those involved in the field of infant and young nutrition. [27928]

Mr. Sackville

As a wide range of organisations may produce such materials, I am unable to estimate expenditure.

The Department of Health spent £53,000 in producing materials in support of this year's National Breastfeeding Awareness Week held last month. We contributed £50,000 towards the costs of the "Invest in Breast" training programme produced jointly by the Royal College of Midwives and Health Visitors Association which was launched on 25 May. We provided some £55,000 in 1994–95, under the section 64 grant aid programme, to the three voluntary groups concerned with informing and supporting mothers about breastfeeding.

The Health Education Authority expended £475,000 in 1994–95 on materials—leaflets and such popular books as "Birth to Five" and "The Pregnancy Book"—which provide information on breastfeeding and other aspects of infant and young child feeding.

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