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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:43 am on 31st January 2019.

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Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons 10:43 am, 31st January 2019

I am delighted that my hon. Friend has raised this issue. The inter-ministerial working group I am chairing on behalf of the Prime Minister is looking at ways we can provide more support for the critical early years of a baby’s life, to ensure that we have strong, socially well secured and established human beings in our society, which is absolutely vital if we are to see the society change we want to see. I was delighted recently to visit the Lambeth Early Action Partnership, and more recently to go to Manchester with Lucy Powell to see the excellent work being done in family hubs and children’s centres. I will be delighted to join my hon. Friend Fiona Bruce at the conference she mentions.