§ Mr. Hesford
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what plans the Government have for the implementation of the proposals contained in the Public Health White Paper. 
§ Yvette Cooper
[holding answer 25 October 1999]: We are working across Government and at regional and local levels to implement the wide range of initiatives in the White Paper "Saving Lives: Our Healthier Nation" published on 6 July 1999. We are committed to the achievement of the targets for reducing deaths in the priority areas of cancer, coronary heart disease and stroke, accidents and mental illness and to the establishment of local targets for reducing health inequalities.
With the White Paper, we issued a circular to health authorities and local authorities setting out the follow-up action they should take together. We shall be publishing at the end of the year a technical supplement which will identify key data sources and aid the local selection and monitoring of targets.