HC Deb 12 February 2004 vol 417 cc1695-6W
Stephen Hesford

To ask the Secretary of State for Health when he expects to publish a white paper on public health; and if he will make a statement. [153689]

Miss Melanie Johnson

On 3 February, my right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State, announced that the Department would engage in a wide-ranging consultation process on how best to improve and promote the nation's health.

We intend to follow this with a White Paper later this year.