§ Dr. Murrison
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what means of assessing the success of the Government's programme for health checks for the over-75s are available. 
§ Jacqui Smith
The Medical Research Council, with the support of the Department, has been conducting a trial of assessment and management of elderly people since 1994. The study is being conducted in over 100 practices in the United Kingdom, covering nearly 33,000 people aged 75 years or over registered with participating practices. The trial is now in the analytic stage, findings will be available in autumn 2002.