HC Deb 24 March 1998 vol 309 c132W
26. Mr. Pollard

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action the Government are taking to improve the health of people from ethnic minority backgrounds. [34394]

s Jowell

The Department is seeking to ensure that the needs of black and minority ethnic groups are fully integrated into the mainstream of service provision. This is an important part of the Government's programme to tackle inequalities and covers public health and health services, employment and social care issues. Ministers have asked for targets to be set and achieved within given time frames to embed ethnic minority health in the policy and service delivery areas.