HC Deb 07 February 1985 vol 72 cc635-6W
Mr. Michael Forsyth

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland (1) what public funds are paid to the Scottish Health Education Group in the current financial year and for each year since 1979;

(2) what proportion of the budget of the Scottish Health Education Group is spent on campaigns to restrict smoking;

(3) what role the Scottish Health Education Group will be playing in the National No Smoking Day campaign 1985; and whether funds paid to the Group will be spent on this campaign.

Mr. John MacKay

Expenditure by the Scottish Health Group since 1979–80 is shown in the following table:

Financial year SHEG Expenditure £000
1979–80 1,252
1980–81 1,540
1981–82 1,889
1982–83 2,136
1983–84 2,386
1984–85 *2,802
* Estimate.

In the current financial year approximately £302,000 — or 10.7 per cent. will be spent by the group on publicity campaigns to restrict smoking. Out of that sum the group has, in its capacity as a sponsoring body, made an initial payment of £1,500 to the National No Smoking Day Campaign 1985 and plans to spend a further £20,000 to promote the campaign in Scotland. The focus of the

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SHEG initiative is to be the provision, in association with Action on Smoking and Health, of an information shop for the public in the Waverley market, Edinburgh.

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