§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if he is satisfied with the practice of his Department in providing information to the public about epidemics of infectious disease and food contamination.
§ Dr. Vaughan
Yes. Urgent action, which may include the issue of public warnings, is taken when necessary by the Department. There are, however, often instances in which action is most appropriately taken locally on the advice of medical officers for environmental health.