HL Deb 05 June 2000 vol 613 c138WA
Lord Christopher

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What progress they have made on setting up an independent national advisory group on teenage pregnancy. [HL2662]

Lord Hunt of Kings Heath

We are pleased to announce that the Independent Advisory Group on Teenage Pregnancy has been established and that the first meeting of the group took place on 25 May 2000. It was chaired by Winifred Tumim, who is currently chair of the National Council of Voluntary Organisations.

The group's role will be to provide advice to government and to monitor the overall success of our strategy to cut teenage pregnancy rates and reduce the risk of long-term social exclusion for teenage parents and their children.