§ Mr. Don Foster
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether her Department will make a formal response to the recommendations of the Treasury's recent report on Securing Good Health for the Whole Nation: and if she will make a statement. 
§ Miss Melanie Johnson
I have been asked to reply.
The Department of Health launched "Choosing Health? A consultation on action to improve people's health" on 3 March. The formal consultation period runs until 28 May 2004. The consultation will feed into a White Paper, to be published this summer. The White Paper will set out what the Government will do to achieve change in the public sector and in partnership with other organisations to improve health, and will include the Government's response to Derek Wanless' report on Securing Good Health for the Whole Population.