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Healthy Start Scheme

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN HL7273, tabled on 23 March 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to allow Healthy Start prepaid cards to be used for making online and telephone purchases of food items covered by the scheme.

Answered on

28 March 2022

All beneficiaries who have a prepaid card can use it in all retailers which accept Mastercard payments and sell the permitted Healthy Start food items. There are no current plans to allow the prepaid card to be used online or for telephone purchases.