HC Deb 10 January 1989 vol 144 c610W
Mr. Pike

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he proposes to conduct a survey of health authorities regarding provision of vaccination for hepatitis B and the estimated costs involved.

Mr. Freeman

We have no plans to do so. As my hon. and learned Friend the Minister for Health indicated previously to the hon. Member on 12 December 1988 at column450 we have asked health authorities to use their occupational health services to decide on priorities for this vaccination in the light of the advice issued to them last summer. Our understanding is that many authorities have taken the necessary steps, and others are following suit.