HC Deb 04 March 2003 vol 400 cc977-8W
Norman Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what research has been carried out into the impact of endocrine-disrupting chemicals on human health. [99254]

Ms Blears

There has been and continues to be a large amount of research relevant to the broad hypothesis

In June 2001 the Youth Justice Board commissioned Crime Concern to undertake a short study on the feasibility of replicating the Kids Company model, and we are considering the outcome of that study. Kids Company offers one approach in working with young people and there are others, such as the Youth Inclusion Programme. We do not advocate one model above any other without clear evidence of both impact and cost effectiveness.

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