HC Deb 08 November 1995 vol 265 cc983-4W
Mr. Pickthall

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what plans he has to abolish the area cost adjustment. [40321]

Sir Paul Beresford

I have no plans to abolish the area cost adjustment. There is general acceptance among the local authority associations that there should be some allowance for geographical variations in costs. What is measles, mumps and rubella. These figures do not identify the reason for children not being immunised, but nationwide research in April 1995, commissioned by the Health Education Authority, into attitudes of mothers of children aged nought to two years, estimated that less than 0.5 per cent. said that they would not allow a future child to have any immunisation at all.

Ms Harman

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if general practitioner contract targets for immunisation take into account the fact that some parents do not wish to have their children immunised. [42282]

Mr. Malone

The higher target level of 90 per cent. reflects the fact that not all children will be immunised.