HC Deb 09 February 2004 vol 417 c1204W
Mr. Burstow

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make it his policy for the(a) height and (b) weight of (i) pre-school, (ii) infant school and (iii) junior school children to be monitored on a regular basis. [154143]

Dr. Ladyman

Height and weight measurements in early childhood form a part of the child health surveillance programme. Intervals between checks are determined by the primary health care team in the light of professional judgement. Height and weight monitoring after school entry is undertaken on a selective basis when there is concern about a child's health or growth.