Healthy Start Scheme

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 30th April 2018.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many (a) women and (b) children were eligible to receive Healthy Start vouchers in each year since 2012-13.

Photo of Jackie Doyle-Price Jackie Doyle-Price The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The information is not available in the format requested. We are able to provide data for the number of women and children eligible for Healthy Start since 2014/15, we do not hold this detailed information prior to this date. This is shown in the following table:

Eligible to apply Women

Eligible to apply Children

2014/15

22,736

626,527

2015/16

19,512

564,214

2016/17

15,465

536,839

2017/18

15,196

503,585

Note:

Validated but unpublished information on Healthy Start beneficiaries.

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