§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Health if she will make it her policy to include targets relating to asthma in the "The Health of the Nation" targets programme under review; and when she expects to conclude that review.
§ Mr. Sackville
"The Health of the Nation" programme is continuously under review. The chief medical officer's working group is considering what further work is necessary on interventions and possible targets, before asthma can be reconsidered for key area status.