§ Sandra Gidley
To ask the Secretary of State for Health whether the healthy start scheme will reduce the value of benefit to mothers who bottle feed their babies. 
§ Ms Blears
Decisions on the future of the Welfare Food Scheme will not be taken until the results of the public consultation on the proposed reforms have been assessed.
A report on the outcome of the "Healthy Start" consultation will be published in March 2003. The Department of Health's response to the consultation will follow in the spring.