§ Ms Rachel Squire
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what analysis has been undertaken by the Eastern health board of the state of health of the population in its area; and what steps they have taken to produce a strategic health care plan.
§ Mr. Hanley
[holding answer 18 March 1993]: The director of public health in the Eastern health and social services board is required to produce an annual report on the health of the residents in the board's area, which represents an accurate analysis of the state of health of the population in the board's area. In addition, the board published its area strategy 1992–97 in 1992. This concentrates on the main issues affecting the health and social care status of its population and how improvements can be brought about.