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Chamber and committees

Question ref. S5W-34835
Asked by: Keith Brown, Clackmannanshire and Dunblane, Scottish National Party
Date lodged: 28 January 2021

Question

To ask the Scottish Government how many families in the Clackmannanshire local authority area received a Baby Box since they were introduced. 

Current status: Answered by Maree Todd on 11 February 2021


Answer

Registration opened on 15 June 2017, and delivery of Baby Boxes nationwide began on 15 August 2017 for all babies born and resident in Scotland.

We are unable to give the number of Baby Boxes delivered in the Clackmannanshire local authority area as we only record numbers of Baby Boxes distributed by Health Board area. We can provide the number of boxes delivered in Forth Valley Health Board.

The total number issued in Forth Valley up to 22 January 2021 is 8571 Baby Boxes.

The total breakdown is provided below:

2017(15 August – 31 December)

1132 Baby Boxes

2018

2525 Baby Boxes

2019

2449 Baby Boxes

2020

2311 Baby Boxes

2021(up to 22 January)

154 Baby Boxes