HC Deb 14 December 1993 vol 234 c542W
Mr. Llew Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what information he has as to health promotion campaigns in Wales; and how successful they have been.

Mr. Gwilym Jones

Each year, I approve the operational plan of the Health Promotion Authority for Wales and the authority reports on progress at its annual reviews conducted by the Department.

In addition, the authority commissions a number of regular surveys to measure changes in people's behaviour. "Plans for Action 3: The Agenda for 1992–94", published in July 1992, showed progress towards meeting the targets set out in the authority's health promotion strategy, based on surveys undertaken in 1990. A further progress report will be published during 1994–95, drawing upon the results of the 1993–94 surveys. The authority is also due to publish an evaluation report of the Heartbeat Wales initiative during 1994.