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Early Years Ministerial Group on Family Support

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 31st October 2019.

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Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, whether he plans to publish the recommendations of the inter-ministerial group on early years family support.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, what steps the Government is taking as a result of the recommendations of the inter-ministerial group on early years family support.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb Chair, Science and Technology Committee (Commons)

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister for the Cabinet Office, where responsibility for the healthy emotional and social development of babies and young children sits within government.

Photo of Oliver Dowden Oliver Dowden Paymaster General (HM Treasury), Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The Cabinet Office previously led on the inter-ministerial group (IMG) on early years family support. The IMG has concluded its work and has now disbanded. The recommendations are presently with Secretaries of State for consideration of next steps. We will consider publication once their view is clearer. Given that the emotional and social development of babies and young children is a broad and complicated issue, the responsibility for the area sits across multiple departments including MHCLG, DfE, DHSC and DWP.

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