Topical Questions

Part of Health and Social Care – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 23rd October 2018.

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Photo of Owen Smith Owen Smith Labour, Pontypridd 12:00 am, 23rd October 2018

Every week in this country, two children are born with spina bifida or anencephaly, and I am delighted that the Minister has just announced the consultation on the fortification of flour, which could stop 70% of those birth defects. Can he tell the House how quickly he hopes to bring about the conclusion of the consultation?