HC Deb 07 May 1996 vol 277 cc32-3W
Mr. Alfred Morris

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what guidance he has issued to local health authorities in respect of their obligations to sick children under the UN convention on the rights of the child. [26898]

Mr. Bowis

In 1991, a copy of the convention was sent to every health authority and national health service trust in England and Wales.

The principles of the convention were highlighted in recent guidance on children's services planning and in the draft guidance "Child Health in the Community: A Guide to Good Practice" which was issued for consultation in March 1995 and which is expected to be published shortly.