HC Deb 20 November 1997 vol 301 c264W
Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what is his policy regarding his aim to bring about a reduction in smoking in Wales with particular reference to children of school age. [16102]

Mr. Win Griffiths

My right hon. Friend has set NHS Wales a number of targets to improve health and health services. These include a reduction in the number of people in Wales who smoke, including teenagers. Responsibility for achieving the targets to reduce smoking rests with Health Authorities working closely with the activities of other agencies such as the Health Promotion Authority for Wales.