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Sysman
9th September 2007, 20:34
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/09/09/npreg109.xml

"Women in their 29th week of pregnancy will be given a one-off payment of as much as £200 along with professional health advice on maintaining a balanced diet."

...

"But how they spend the money will not be monitored, prompting concern from health charities that it could be spent on unhealthy products such as cigarettes and alcohol."

:)

Lucy
9th September 2007, 21:18
You silly man. We cannot buy shoes when we are pregnant. Feet swell and change shape due to the hormones. My friend's feet went up a whole size!

thunderlizard
9th September 2007, 21:26
surely that's all the more reason to buy new shoes..?

Sockpuppet
10th September 2007, 00:33
Lets face it. Anyone who doesn't fritter this money away and actually uses it on healthy food probably didn't need the £200 in the first place.

NickFitz
10th September 2007, 00:45
"Women in their 29th week of pregnancy will be given a one-off payment of as much as £200 along with professional health advice on maintaining a balanced diet."


This of course assumes that they have a balanced diet to maintain. In fact, by the 29th week of pregnancy, they're probably subsisting almost entirely on coal smeared with marmalade.

But yes, whatever their diet, any additional funds are going to be spent on shoes; or, at least, more so than anything else. :confused:

Diver
10th September 2007, 05:56
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/09/09/npreg109.xml

"Women in their 29th week of pregnancy will be given a one-off payment of as much as £200 along with professional health advice on maintaining a balanced diet."

...

"But how they spend the money will not be monitored, prompting concern from health charities that it could be spent on unhealthy products such as cigarettes and alcohol."

:)

A Balanced Diet?
Oh! You mean a bar of chocolate in each hand :D

Muttley08
10th September 2007, 08:34
Why don't they sign them up for a box scheme...as if they'd spend it on vegetables...how naive can the government get...

Sysman
10th September 2007, 09:52
Why don't they sign them up for a box scheme...as if they'd spend it on vegetables...how naive can the government get...

Old git that I am, I remember a weekly or fortnightly trip to the local clinic for cod liver oil, and was it orange juice?

Eeh bah gum, when I were a lad, we had lots of things you don't get today. Rickets, diphtheria, ringworm...

The Lone Gunman
10th September 2007, 10:02
Eeh bah gum, when I were a lad, we had lots of things you don't get today. Rickets, diphtheria, ringworm...Shouldnt that be attributed to Mike Harding circa 1978 or some such?

Sysman
10th September 2007, 12:10
Shouldnt that be attributed to Mike Harding circa 1978 or some such?Well spotted.

Tony Capstick. I used to have the single, though my memory says a year or two later.