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Health and Social Care Committee
Inquiry announced on Tuesday 31 July 2018. Oral evidence ongoing.
The bulk of public spending during a child's life comes in their teenage years, but there is a strong case for investing public money much earlier. What's more there is strong evidence showing how we can spend such resources to good effect. The Chair of the Science and Technology Committee, the Rt. Hon Norman Lamb MP, has told the Committee the problem is the gap between what we know and what is currently provided. The Committee’s inquiry is not planning to re-examine the evidence base or the economic case. Instead it plans to focus on the following three key areas: national strategy, current spending and barriers to investment and local provision.
Evidence given by Dr Catherine Calderwood, Chief Medical Officer, Scottish Government, Deidre Webb, Lead Children's Nurse, Public Health Agency, Northern Ireland, Professor Charlotte McArdle, Chief Nursing Officer, Department of Health, Northern Ireland, Professor Jean White, Chief Nursing Officer, Welsh Government, Karen Cornish, Deputy Director Children and Families Division, Communities and Tackling Poverty Department, Welsh GovernmentProfessor Viv Bennett, Chief Nurse and Director of Maternity and Early Years, Public Health England, Dr Helen Duncan, Programme Director, National Child and Maternal Health Intelligence Network, Public Health England
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Health and Social Care Committee visits Blackpool Better Start Programme to see how Big Lottery Fund's strategic investment is being used locally