§ Mr. Eastham
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what measures his Department is pursuing to combat dermatitis infections in schools. 
§ Mr. Horam
[holding answer 7 June 1996]: When a child has dermatitis the responsibility for managing his or her care and treatment rests with his or her general practitioner. If there are a number of cases of an infectious skin condition in a school, additional advice may be obtained from the local consultant in communicable disease control.