HC Deb 04 November 1997 vol 300 c153W
12. Mr. David Marshall

To ask the Secretary of State what discussions he has had with the Greater Glasgow health board and other bodies in Glasgow on healthy living initiatives. [12049]

Mr. Galbraith

My right hon. friend has had no discussions with the Greater Glasgow Health Board or other bodies in Glasgow in healthy living initiatives. However, within the context of the Glasgow Healthy Cities Partnership, which provides a focus for community-based health promotion action within the East End of Glasgow, he is aware of a number of initiatives such as the Fossil Stress Centre and I have myself visited the Centre for Women's Health and Eastbank Health Promotion Centre. These are all initiatives which I commend.

The hon. Member's record of campaigning against drugs is well known and he is to be commended for it. I was pleased to receive a proposal from COSLA to provide funding for two years for the appointment of a drug misuse co-ordinator. I am pleased to announce that the Government supports this proposal and I have asked officials to discuss the arrangements with COSLA in order to bring it about.

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