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S5W-03249: Mark Griffin (Central Scotland)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 28 September 2016

To ask the Scottish Government, further to the answer to question S5W-02663 by Aileen Campbell on 26 September 2016, how many households have (a) been entitled to and (b) received health start vouchers in each year since 2011.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 7 October 2016

The Healthy Start Scheme is administered by the Department of Health. Information in the following table was provided by the Healthy Start Issuing Unit (HSIU) and outlines the households entitled and receiving Healthy Start vouchers in Scotland each year since 2011.

Scotland

 

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

Households receiving

32871

32769

33097

31944

29427

26531

Households entitled

43275

44546

44511

43763

39638

36567