Working Mothers: Breastfeeding

Business, Innovation and Skills written question – answered on 2nd July 2012.

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Photo of Kate Green Kate Green Shadow Minister (Equalities)

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills what research his Department has commissioned into the potential effect of its Modern Workplaces proposals on breastfeeding rates and duration; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

BIS officials spoke with the Department of Health during the preparation of the consultation document. These discussions focused on breastfeeding and maternal health. The Department of Health were content with the proposals in the consultation. We will publish the Government response to the consultation later in the year.

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