§ Mr. Burstow
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions what has been his Department's role in developing the Government's proposals for health action zones. 
§ Angela Eagle
We have been working closely with the Department of Health to encourage positive links between health action zones and other area-based programmes such as the Single Regeneration Budget Challenge Fund. An official from the Department will sit on a national reference panel to advise on the bids.