HL Deb 27 April 1981 vol 419 c1114WA
Lord Hylton

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What instructions will be given to the British delegates to the World Health Assembly in May 1981 and in particular whether they intend to support the initiative of WHO/Unicef in preparing a marketing code for baby milk products in developing countries, and what steps they would propose or support to make such a code fully effective.

Lord Cullen of Ashbourne

The United Kingdom delegation will be briefed on a wide range of health topics scheduled for discussion at the World Health Assembly. On the code of marketing for breastmilk substitutes, the delegation will be briefed in accordance with the United Kingdom's record of support for the adoption of an effective code. The delegation will be instructed to support measures that allow a code to be implemented without delay by all member states of the World Health Organisation.