§ Dr. A. Thompson
asked the Minister of Health what plans he has for consultation and co-operation with Press, 206W radio and television for alerting the public in the event of any serious epidemic, and for providing detailed advice as to the necessary precautions to take.
§ Mr. Barber
Warnings and advice are normally arranged locally by the medical officers of health. When however a serious outbreak occurs my Department is in constant touch with the medical officers of health concerned, and all appropriate channels of publicity would be used to make a national announcement if this were required. The Press and broadcasting authorities are always most co-operative and helpful in this.