HC Deb 07 July 1989 vol 156 cc311-2W
Dr. David Clark

To ask the hon. Member for Berwick upon Tweed, as representing the House of Commons Commission, whether the Commission has considered the document, "Working for a Healthier Future—an Employers' Guide to the Look After Your Heart Campaign", a copy of which has been sent to him; and what action is being taken to implement its recommendations in the Palace of Westminster.

Mr. Beith

The Commission has not yet had an opportunity to consider the document, but it has an obvious continuing interest in maintaining healthy standards in the House for Members and all staff. In that respect it has approved several projects such as a medical surveillance scheme for Members; the appointment of a nursing sister; the retention on a part-time basis of a medical consultant; the retention of a nutritional adviser by the Refreshment Department; the introduction of a

Scheme Statute Objectives Total grant £
Mental Handicap Strategy NHS Act 1977 s23 Promote/develop support services for independent living 240,803
Regional Service Development NHS Act 1977 s23 Encourage organ donation 18,234
Miscellaneous Central Supplies NHS Act 1977 s23 Mountain Rescue voluntary organisations equipment 4,041
Joint Finance/Care in the Community NHS Act 1977 s28A Collaboration between Health and Local Authorities and voluntary organisations 197,870
Elderly Initiative NHS Act 1977 ss28A & 28B & Health Services & Public Health Act 1968 s64 Demonstation projects to develop care of the elderly 5,682
Regional Service Development Health Services & Public Health Act 1968 s64 Disabled driver assessment 3,008
Drug & Alcohol Misuse Health Services & Public Health Act 1968 s64 Initiatives for prevention education and training 103,801

triennial screening programme for breast and cervical cancer; the establishment of a gymnasium; and an examination by the Services Committee of the feasibility of including recreational facilities in the planning of the new parliamentary buildings. The Commission will seek the advice of the House authorities on the extent to which the campaign's aims may be applicable to the House.

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