HC Deb 06 December 1979 vol 975 c313W
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.

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