National Child Measurement Programme

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 7th February 2019.

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Photo of Luciana Berger Luciana Berger Labour/Co-operative, Liverpool, Wavertree

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the Answer of 28 January 2019 to Question 213342, for what reasons his Department has no plans to extend the National Child Measurement Programme to measure children (a) after birth, (b) before school and (c) during adolescence.

Photo of Steve Brine Steve Brine The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The inclusion of additional data points in the National Child Measurement Programme would provide minimal insight but would substantially increase the delivery costs of the programme for local authorities.

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