HC Deb 23 March 2004 vol 419 c728W
Mr. Sheerman

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what action he is planning to take in response to the Wanless report on public health. [162786]

Miss Melanie Johnson

We have transformed the National Health Service through extra investment and the hard work of staff.

We are turning our attention to the key public health challenges—obesity, smoking and sexually transmitted infections- and continue to reduce health inequalities.

We will respond to Wanless Report through the forthcoming White Paper on improving people's health. This will be informed by 'Choosing Health', launched on 3 March, which will look at the action required to improve people's health.