HC Deb 21 October 1986 vol 102 c787W
Mr. Parry

asked the Prime Minister if the statement of the Under-Secretary of State for Health and Social Security, the hon. Member for Derbyshire, South (Mrs. Currie), on her visit to the northern region on health standards in the region represent Government policy; and if she will make a statement.

The Prime Minister

The Government see it as an important part of their task to ensure that individuals are made aware of the effect on health of smoking, unwise diet and excessive alcohol. People in all parts of the country can do a great deal to avoid ill health for themselves and their families by consciously reducing or avoiding these risks to health.