HC Deb 21 March 1989 vol 149 cc560-1W
16. Mr. David Evans

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what progress has been made in implementing the recommendations contained in the Chief Medical Officer's report on public health in England.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

The Government announced last July, that we accepted the principle of a greater commitment to the public health advanced by the Chief Medical Officer's report on "Public Health in England" and that we would be taking a number of steps to carry forward its recommendations.

These include: issuing general advice to health authorities on the main recommendations affecting their responsibilities including the preparation of annual reports and reviews of staffing the establishment of a central health monitoring unit additional funding for an expansion of the epidemiological function of the communicable disease surveillance center initial work on updating the current law on infectious disease control.

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