HC Deb 27 March 1996 vol 274 c645W
29. Mr. Simon Coombs

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the progress in reducing the incidence of coronary heart disease in Scotland. [21348]

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

The target set in "Scotland's Health—A Challenge To Us All", the national policy statement issued in 1992, is to reduce mortality from coronary heart disease by 40 per cent. between 1990 and 2000 in persons under 65. By the end of 1994, a substantial and encouraging reduction of some 21 per cent. had been achieved.

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