HC Deb 27 January 1998 vol 305 c167W
Mr. Barry Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what mechanisms he proposes to tackle inequalities in health in Wales. [25309]

Mr. Win Griffiths

We will shortly be publishing a consultation document which will provide the basis for a new public health strategy for Wales. This will be followed by an Action Plan in the Autumn. The strategy is intended to tackle the inequalities in health status in Wales. Collaboration between the NHS, local government, commerce, voluntary agencies and individuals will be essential, with partners sharing the responsibility for promoting better health.