Alasdair Allan, SNP MSP for Na h-Eileanan an Iar, has welcomed new figures which show that 1,077 baby boxes have been delivered to support expectant parents across NHS Western Isles.

Over 292,000 baby boxes have been delivered to expectant parents across Scotland - providing them with around £420 worth of essential items for their newborn.

The SNP is committed to supporting Scotland's young people from birth to ensure that they have a secure and healthy start to life - a policy which is having a significant positive influence on the health outcomes of Scottish infants.

Commenting, SNP MSP Alasdair Allan said:

"1,077 baby boxes have now been delivered to support expectant parents across the Western Isles. This means roughly three baby boxes have been sent to the constituency every week since the policy’s roll out, providing a substantial £420 worth of items to support newborns from birth.

"The difference in priorities between the Government here in Holyrood and those fighting it out for Number 10 in Westminster could not be starker. The SNP is committed to ensuring every child has the nurturing care they need to have the best start in life and to fulfil their potential as we continue to prioritise reducing levels of child poverty.

“Whilst Labour and the Conservatives continue to support cutting budgets and upholding policies such as the bedroom tax, two child limit and the rape clause, analysis shows that the SNP Government's approach to supporting infants and young people is having significantly positive health outcomes – and this includes the 1,077 baby boxes delivered to the Western Isles."


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