Children and Young People

Leader of the House written question – answered on 15th November 2018.

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Photo of Paul Williams Paul Williams Labour, Stockton South

To ask the Leader of the House, if she will (a) outline the terms of reference for the cross-departmental ministerial working group on family support from conception to the age of two and (b) confirm the membership of that group.

Photo of Andrea Leadsom Andrea Leadsom Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons

The terms of references for the Early Years Ministerial Group on Family Support are 'To make recommendations to relevant Secretaries of State on how the Government can improve the coordination and cost-effectiveness of early years (conception to age 2) family support and identify gaps in available provision’ .

The Membership of this group includes:

  • The Rt Hon Andrea Leadsom MP, Lord President of the Council, Leader of the House of Commons (Chair)

  • The Rt Hon Elizabeth Truss MP, Chief Secretary to the Treasury

  • Justin Tomlinson MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Family Support, Housing and Child Maintenance

  • Nadhim Zahawi MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Children and Families

  • Jackie Doyle-Price MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Mental Health and Inequalities

  • Rishi Sunak MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State (Minister for Local Government)

  • Victoria Atkins MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Crime, Safeguarding and Vulnerability

Further information can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/leader-of-the-commons-to-chair-ministerial-group-on-family-support-from-conception-to-the-age-of-two

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