HC Deb 23 March 1999 vol 328 cc182-3W
Mr. Cox

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what percentage of his budget was spent on education in schools about the dangers caused by smoking in the last year for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. [77549]

Ms Jowell

Smoking education in schools is an integral part of the National Curriculum and is, therefore, the responsibility of my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Education and Employment.

The Department spent £3 million over the past three years in the 'Respect' programme addressing children aged 11 to 15 years old but not in a school context.