Folic Acid - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 1:19 pm on 26th April 2021.

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Photo of Baroness Jolly Baroness Jolly Liberal Democrat 1:19 pm, 26th April 2021

My Lords, the department’s website states:

“More than 60 countries worldwide now add folic acid to their flour, including Australia, Canada and the US.”

It goes on to say:

“In Australia, neural tube defects fell 14%”.

This would save 400 babies a year in the UK. The department has spent the last year making Covid-related decisions in our best interests. Given the Minister’s comments, can we expect an announcement by the end of June?