HC Deb 08 February 1965 vol 706 cc14-5W
68. Mr. Murton

asked the Minister of Health how many local authorities now employ a health education officer; and how many have organised cancer education campaigns on behalf of their local authorities since 1953.

Mr. K. Robinson

On the first part of the Question, I would refer the hon. Member to the written reply given on 16th December to the hon. Member for Oxford (Mr. Woodhouse). Almost all local health authorities and many other local authorities undertake health education on smoking as a cause of lung cancer. Many include education on other forms of cancer in their general health education programmes; some have conducted special cancer education schemes.