HC Deb 24 February 1998 vol 307 c162W
14. Mrs. Ann Winterton

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what representations he has received regarding links between levels of dietary salt consumption and the incidence of hypertension. [29328]

Ms Jowell

We have received a letter from the Salt Manufacturers' Association.

The Department asked the Faculty of Public Health Medicine, with the British Heart Foundation, to host a seminar to bring together a wide spread of scientific opinion to consider whether a reduction in salt consumption for the general population is advisable. A report is expected later this year.