HC Deb 08 March 1966 vol 725 cc498-9W
Mr. Carmichael

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland whether he accepts the recommendations about the organisation of health education made in the Cohen Report on Health Education.

Mr. Ross

Yes. Like my right hon. Friend the Minister of Health, I accept the Cohen Committee's recommendations that increased effort is needed in health education and that for this purpose a new and stronger central organisation is required. In Scotland I think that we particularly need to strengthen our capacity to promote effective programmes of education and to investigate public attitudes and techniques for influencing them. I am considering the best means of achieving these objects.

I am rot sure that it is necessary to establish in Scotland a new Health Education Council such as is proposed for England and Wales, and I propose to consult the Scottish Council for Health Education about the part it can play.

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