'Give babies the best start in life'
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Baby bundles 'can help give them the best start'

Welsh Labour leadership contender Mark Drakeford says giving families a bundle of essential items for newborn babies could help tackle poverty.

The finance secretary said he would like to launch a version of the baby box scheme introduced across Scotland in 2017.

He said a Moses basket containing clothes, books and other useful things funded by the Welsh Government would cost about £100 a time, or about £3m a year.

Mr Drakeford said it would be a "very modest way" to show Welsh Labour's commitment to giving all children the best start in life.

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  • 10 Sep 2018
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