§ 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 499W 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.