§ Mr. Levitt
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what assessment the Government have made of the seriousness of the risk to health posed by increased bacterial resistance to antibiotics; and what measures are being taken to minimise this risk. 
§ Ms Jowell
Antimicrobial resistance is an issue that we take extremely seriously. A number of initiatives have been undertaken or are underway to help tackle the problem. These include enhancing the systems of surveillance and infection control measures, reviewing the clinical use of antimicrobials and the use of antimicrobials in the food chain.