§ Dr. Murrison
To ask the Secretary of State for Health what steps he is taking to address the health needs of elderly people in rural areas. 
§ Dr. Ladyman
In March 2003, the Department provided information to the Countryside Agency on `rural proofing' health and social care services, including those for older people. This information was included in the agency's report, "Rural Proofing", in 2002–03. The report can be viewed at www.countryside.gov.uk/publications.