§ Mr. Ashley
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many copies of the Health Education Council leaflet on what parents should know about the immunisation of children early in life have been printed since 1977; how many and to whom these have been distributed; and what arrangements have been made to enable parents to get a copy before they take their children for immunisation.
§ Mr. Kenneth Clarke
A total of 2.25 million of the original leaflet were printed and distributed between 1977 and August 1981, when a new supplementary leaflet was produced. From August 1981 to date a further 1.2 million of the two leaflets were printed, of which 800,000 have been distributed so far, mainly through area health authorities. Individual health authorities and health centres make their own arrangements for distributing the leaflets to parents.