§ Norman Baker
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what priority his Department places on the prevention of illnesses. 
§ Ms Blears
The Department—and this Government as a whole—places the highest priority on preventing illness, promoting the health of all and improving the health of the poorest fastest. This means tackling inequalities, and reducing mortality from cancer and coronary heart disease—the two biggest killers in England. As well as reducing the burden caused by infectious diseases.