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Labour vows to change ‘outdated and damaging’ restrictions on baby formula

The Metro, 25th October 2023


Following reports of parents stealing vital baby formula and baby banks suffering shortages of the product, the shadow secretary of state for health and social care has told Metro that Labour backs calls for the government to scrap guidelines surrounding how infant formula can be bought. 




Mr Streeting’s comments come after Labour’s Preet Gill also voiced her support.


The Birmingham Edgbaston MP told Metro: ‘While not intended to do so, the Government’s policy preventing the price reduction or promotion of formula feed is now hurting families.


‘The Government must protect mothers and children, especially the most vulnerable, from the worst effects of this cost-of-living crisis.


‘I support Metro and Feed’s campaign to get the government to overturn the current ban on purchasing formula with loyalty cards, such as Nectar, Boots or Tesco Clubcard, and vouchers.


‘Labour will make sure that families no longer have to suffer from this economic crisis.’

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