§ Mr. McGrady
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what assessment he has made of the report prepared by the Northern Ireland Audit Commission into the incidence of coronary heart disease in Northern Ireland. 
§ Mr. Moss
The Northern Ireland Office report "Coronary Heart Disease in Northern Ireland" was published on 14 November 1996 and will be examined by the Public Accounts Committee on 4 December 1996. The Department of Health and Social Services is fully aware of the contents of the report, and is giving them careful consideration. The established protocol is that Departments refrain from commenting on the issues raised in such reports until after the PAC has reached its conclusions.