HC Deb 24 February 2003 vol 400 c356W
Mr. Gerrard

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how he intends to take account of the views of clinicians and community-based organisations working with vulnerable populations in the inquiry into imported infections; [97092]

(2) from which key stakeholders evidence will be sought for the inquiry into imported infections. [97091]

Ms Blears

The Cabinet Office is co-ordinating an internal review of immigration and infectious diseases and access to the National Health Service, involving relevant government departments including the Department of Health. The review will establish the facts on the impact of imported infections on public health and NHS resources and report to Ministers. There are no plans at this stage of the review to seek views from external stakeholders.