HC Deb 25 January 1993 vol 217 c567W
Mr. Galbraith

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will set out the individual contributions made in an official capacity by Ministers in his Department towards his Department's health promotion campaign.

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

[holding answer 22 January 1993]: In his foreward to the policy statement "Scotland's Health—A Challenge To Us All", my right hon. Friend set out some of the initiatives we would be taking to help promote good health in Scotland.

My right hon. and noble Friend the Minister of State is co-ordinating action on the policy statement; and, with his agreement, the chief medical officer has met the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities and the Scottish Trades Union Congress to discuss ways in which these two bodies can contribute to health improvements in Scotland. In October he formally welcomed the launch of a major anti-smoking campaign by the Health Education Board for Scotland. Both he and I participated in a number of engagements during European Drug Prevention Week in November to emphasise the dangers of drug misuse to health.

On 4 December my hon. Friend the Minister for industry and local government in Scotland met representatives of employers' organisations in Scotland to discuss health promotion in the workplace. He was much encouraged by the helpful and constructive views expressed at the meeting and by the general welcome given to our proposal to prepare a guide to good practice on health promotion in the workplace. Later this year my hon. Friend, the Minister for agriculture and the environment in Scotland, will be meeting representatives of farming, food processing and retailing organisations to discuss how they can contribute to improvements in the Scottish diet. Further ministerial activity will take place as appropriate to maintain the momentum generated by the policy statement.

In money terms Deflated by retail prices index 1987–88=100
Subsidy 1987–88 £ 1988–89 £ 1989–90 £ 1990–91 £ 1991–92 £ 1987–88 £ 1988–89 £ 1989–90 £ 1990–91 £ 1991–92 £
Sheep annual premium 6.24 6.10 6.94 9.88 16.03 6.24 5.81 6.14 7.98 12.24
Suckler cow premium 33.40 33.40 47.43 51.69 59.64 33.40 31.83 41.94 41.76 45.52
Hill livestock compensatory allowances1
Hill sheep 6.75 6.75 7.50 8.75 8.75 6.75 6.43 6.63 7.07 6.68
Upland sheep 4.50 4.50 4.50 4.90 4.90 4.50 4.29 3.98 3.96 3.74
Cows 54.50 54.50 54.50 63.30 63.30 54.50 51.94 48.19 51.14 48.32
1 Rates payable in the severely disadvantaged areas.