Savings Accounts and Health in Pregnancy Grant Bill

Part of Parliament (Amendment) – in the House of Commons at 7:56 pm on 26th October 2010.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Chris Leslie Chris Leslie Shadow Minister (Treasury) 7:56 pm, 26th October 2010

I would be surprised if many mothers-I certainly include my wife in this, when we were having our daughter-were able to discover that folic acid is available on the NHS. A multivitamin and folic acid supplement costs about £10, I think. Do the hon. Gentleman and the hon. Lady really think it is absolutely essential that these women having children should potentially be deprived of help to pay for that folic acid supplement because of this deficit reduction strategy?