HC Deb 27 July 1983 vol 46 cc434-5W
Mr. Raffan

asked the Secretary of State for Wales if a decision has been made on the creation of a health education advisory committee for Wales; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Wyn Roberts

The report of the working party set up to look into ways in which the activities of the principal agencies with responsibilities for health education in Wales might be improved has been considered very carefully. After consultation with the health and local authorities and the Health Education Council it has been decided to establish a health education advisory Committee for Wales. The proposed terms of reference, composition and initial duration of the committee will now be the subject of detailed consultation with all those interests, which it is hoped will be able to contribute to its work. A copy of the consultation document has been placed in the Library. The committee will be chaired by my right hon. Friend's nominee on the Health Education Council. It will be established on 1 January 1984. It is hoped that the committee will be a useful means of co-ordinating health education activities in Wales, of advising providing agencies on health education matters, of assisting the work of the Health Education Council and of supporting the Welsh representative on the council.

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