22. Mr. Gareth R. Thomas
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action he is taking to improve maternity services.
§ Yvette Cooper
We are improving maternity services through the development of a major new National Service Framework for Children, including maternity services to set national standards of care. We are also investing an additional £100 million to improve and modernise maternity facilities and have set up a Maternity and Neonatal Workforce Working Group to make recommendations on work force issues and best models for the configuration of maternity services.