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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:32 am on 24th November 2011.

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Photo of Kelvin Hopkins Kelvin Hopkins Labour, Luton North 11:32 am, 24th November 2011

Research reported last week has found that 10,000 babies are born each year damaged by smoking and the consumption of alcohol and drugs during pregnancy. Some 6,000 of those babies are affected by foetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Is it not time for the Government to make a statement on and bring forward proposals to deal with this tragic situation?